Department of Theology and Religion at the Conservative Party Conference

2016’s Conservative Party Conference takes place in Birmingham. This is a significant event in the city’s year and the Department of Theology and Religion is pleased to be able to represent the University at this high profile event. Dr Andrew Davies will speak at the Party Conference Church Service on Sunday 2nd October. The service is…

Woman’s Hour: “Women’s Involvement in Terrorism”

Dr Katherine Brown continues to share her expertise following on from the work discussed in ‘Women and ISIS: Katherine Brown opens up the conversation‘ with an appearance this week on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. In response to reports about the French investigation into three women’s alleged involvement in an alleged foiled attack in Paris and…

Young Sikhs and interfaith marriage

Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal has contributed to Herpreet Kaur Grewal’s recent article in the Independent: If young Sikhs protesting interfaith marriage are asserting their religious identity, these are the battles they should be fighting The article comes in the wake of a group of armed protesters occupying the entrance of the Lemington Spa Gurdwara on 11th September in protest…

Guest blog post: A Call to Mercy

Dr Simon Yarrow of the School of History and Cultures at the University of Birmingham discusses the life and work of Mother Teresa in the context of her canonization on 4th September 2016.   Nineteen years ago last week two women famous throughout the world died. The first of them was known for her charity…