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.
10 February 2021
To mark the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Carissa Sharp and Stephen H. Jones explore the reasons why initiatives in this area are needed and consider their current limitations.
03 February 2021
Twenty-one unpublished academic papers by Professor J. Neville Birdsall have now been released in the University of Birmingham ePapers repository.
15 January 2021
Yujin Nagasawa writing on World Religion Day
13 January 2021
Jocelyne Cesari's key note lecture at the University of Utrecht on 2 December 2020 is now available to download.
17 December 2020
Karen Wennell writes about ethical consumption at Christmas, and why Christmas is as much an opportunity for change as a traditional celebration
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
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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