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.
17 December 2020
Debate, exchange of ideas, presentations, and networking opportunities on the topic of 'Mapping Global Pentecostal Issues'.
09 December 2020
The timetable for the Twelfth Birmingham Colloquium with the theme of "Fragments" is released. This conference will run weekly online from January to March 2021.
07 December 2020
Jocelyne Cesari discusses the specificity of laicite and its consequences on the relationships of France with the Muslim world.
03 December 2020
The ITSEE project room and associated offices have returned to the ERI building.
25 November 2020
As part of the launch of our new MPA Faith Based Leadership programme, Dr Andrew Davies interviews community leader and activist Raaj Shamji to discuss Faith Leadership and Hinduism.
24 November 2020
Professor Cesari was interviewed on 19 November about French President Macron's policies toward Islam and the particularities of French laicite. The segment starts at 34:32
Timothy Mitchell's article "Exposing Textual Corruption: Community as a Stabilizing Aspect in the Circulation of the New Testament Writings during the Greco-Roman Era" has been published in JSNT
12 November 2020
AHRC-funded studentships are now available for 2021 entry through the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
10 November 2020
Professor Cesari argues that the excess of French laicite on the visibility of Religion in France has a boomerang effect on violent extremism
30 October 2020
A new Masters of Public Administration programme in Faith Based Leadership has been launched by the University of Birmingham
23 October 2020
Introducing the new postgraduate degree at the University of Birmingham - the MPA Faith Based Leadership, available to study part-time by distance learning in December 2020 within the Department of Theology and Religion
08 October 2020
The Call for Papers is issued for the Twelfth Birmingham Colloquium, which will run online in early 2021.
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