Join Dr Jeremy Kidwell (Department of Theology & Religion) as speakers from three religions (Christianity, Islam, Sikhism) explore concepts and assumptions that underlie each and how these lead to differing worldviews. The starting point will be the question, 'Why good people do bad things?'
Join Dr Yafa Shanneik (Department of Theology & Religion) and visual and performance artist Rachel Gadsden as they explore cultural identity, displacement, migration and empowerment in an interactive workshop and exhibition tour, part of DaDa (Disability and Deaf Arts) Festival in Liverpool.
Dr Andrew Davies explains why politicians and policy-makers must bring religious groups into the fold in an article for Bright Blue, an independent UK liberal conservative think tank and pressure group.
In a new article published in a special issue of the Religions Journal, Professor Jocelyne Cesari compares Israel and Turkey to demonstrate how religious nationalism can be analysed by a combination of historical institutionalism and conceptual history of religious ideas and doctrines.
Professor Candida Moss (Department of Theology & Religion) reports for The Daily Beast on the news that recent independent scientific testing on five fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls on display at the Museum of the Bible (USA) reveal that they are forgeries.
Podcasts of Nicholas Wheeler in conversation with Jocelyne Cesari on the religious and political dimensions of fear and trust.
Dr Jeremy Kidwell's (Department of Theology and Religion) new article on the relationship between pro‐environmental work and Christian identity, particularly in relation to eco-congregations, is published open access in Geo (with Franklin Ginn, Michael Northcott, Elizabeth Bomberg and Alice Hague).
Professor Jocelyne Cesari argues that increased securitisation negatively affects the exercise of religious freedom, in this piece for the Religious Freedom Institute.
Dr Katherine Brown argues that the idea that converts to Islam make the most violent jihadi women only disrupts counter-extremism efforts, in this insight article for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
Professor Charlotte Hempel is launch her new co-edited book (with George J. Brooke), the 'T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls' on Monday 1 October, 5-6pm. The companion comprises over 70 articles exploring the entire body of the key texts and documents labelled as Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dr Abla Fedeli, former PhD student and member of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing's Codex Zacynthius project, writes about her discovery of fragments of the Qur'an in the University of Birmingham's archives in 2015, and the resulting media coverage and reporting.
Professor Candida Moss reports for The Daily Beast on the discovery of ancient Roman ruins in Turkey, which are believed to be the long-sought remains of the church which hosted one of the most important events in Christianity.