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.
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.
28 September 2020
Latest newsletter from the Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society Research Group.
08 September 2020
Professor Hugh Houghton gave the Stanton Lecture 2020 as part of the online British New Testament conference.
The AHRC-funded Codex Zacynthius project, led by the University of Birmingham in collaboration with Cambridge University Library, has released an online edition of this important manuscript of the Greek New Testament.
01 September 2020
Recording of Birmingham's Professor of Religion and Politics speaking at a webinar organised by Human Rights Media
17 August 2020
Francis Davis is working with the charity catholic Voices and colleagues at Oxford to undertake a study into the current size , scope and impact of Catholic social care and advocacy in England, wales and Scotland
27 July 2020
Jocelyne Cesari is interviewed on the political relevance #HagiaSophia for Erdogan's regional policy and its rivalry with Saudi Arabia- Asia Times.
24 June 2020
Is religion the blind spot of populism?, European Academy of Religion, online conference took place on June 22 2020.
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