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.
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.
20 June 2020
100th volume of Studia Patristica published with papers from the Sixth British Patristics conference held in Birmingham in 2016.
09 June 2020
Jocelyne Cesari writes for Politics Today
08 June 2020
Candida Moss writes for The Conversation
Conservative evangelicals in particular feel that they are under attack by the forces of secularism, feminism, relativism' -
Department of Theology's Candida Moss interviewed for this week's onthemedia podcast.
27 May 2020
Part of the Cadbury Centre seminar series on religion and politics.
Faith & Belief Forum Communications Manager Philip Ybring speaks to Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal about the Sikh community in the West Midlands and how they are adapting to the coronavirus epidemic.
26 May 2020
Doctoral researcher Antonin Ficatier is studying for a PhD in Theology and Religion at Birmingham and is the recipient of a scholarship from Cumberland Lodge,
15 May 2020
Congratulations to Dr Panagiotis Manafis on the publication of his monograph, (Re)writing History in Byzantium
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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