The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation, spanning the formation and development of the foundational texts and manuscripts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to their interpretation in feminist, ethical, theological, philosophical and environmental perspectives, with specialisms in Sikhism, interfaith engagement, and the study of lived religion and its impact on society. It is at the interface of religion and society that teachers and researchers have made a wider impact, and changed the way governments and public bodies nationally and internationally engage with faith communities, including during the Covid pandemic.
20 June 2022
Jocelyne Cesari discusses the role of the state-religion interactions to understand the current politicisation of religion.
Andrew Patton won the Michael O’Rourke postgraduate publication prize and Gabriël Oberholzer was named People’s Choice Runner-up in the Images of Research.
06 June 2022
Jagbir Jhutti-Johal has been confirmed as one of the experts for the 2022-2025 OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
31 May 2022
Are you an artist or poet interested in the philosophical problem of evil? The Global Philosophy of Religion project seeks submissions for a December exhibition
27 May 2022
Professor Hugh Houghton spoke at the inaugural Text and Manuscript conference hosted by the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts last week.
16 March 2022
The 1COR project will significantly advance work on the text of the Pauline Epistles in multiple languages.
A team of doctoral students convened by Georgi Parpulov has produced a catalogue of Greek manuscripts at the University of Birmingham and Woodbrooke College.
14 February 2022
Professor Andrew Davies talks to BBC Radio 4's Sunday programme about religion and public art.
07 February 2022
The Harvard Divinity School Bulletin showcases the introduction of Jocelyne Cesari's new book, We God's People: Christianity, Islam and Hinduism in the World of Nations.
Jocelyne Cesari and Tobias Cremer discuss the relationship between religion and populism, and how this relationship is affecting the politics of Europe and the United States.
27 January 2022
Middle-class people are more educated, which means that – in the case of Islam – they are more miseducated too.
24 January 2022
A survey led by the University of Birmingham says people from middle and upper-class occupational groups are more likely to hold prejudiced views of Islam than people from working class occupational groups
More forthcoming events
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.
100% of Theology and Religion graduates are in work or further study within six months