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Postgraduate Study in Religion at the University of Leeds

“What we offer at Leeds is quite unique: the study of religion in relation to contemporary political, ethical, social issues, informed by research from lived religion in various parts of the world.” …

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We are all just Humans by Vaiva Norkunaite

Photo story by the photographer, Vaiva Norkunaite, a second year BA Digital Media student who spent 3 months volunteering in Cambodia with VSO ICS “working in a cross-cultural environment, living in a local family, communicating with and without words.”

Human Rights

The Mural

Our first visit to the mural was directly after meeting one another for the first time during Induction Week.

Access to the mural after this became increasingly difficult because of the nature of the space the mural had found itself in. 217 more words

A Short Introduction to Human Security by Nathan Olsen

Academic literature on universal human rights has existed since the Enlightenment and the works of Kant. In stark contrast, scholarship concerning ‘security studies’ has only existed since the start of the Cold War. 499 more words

Human Rights

Rethinking Freedom of Speech by Siddharth Jayaprakash

It is no revelation to assert that freedom of speech has taken a beating from popular political uprisings recently. A major issue is influential politicians deriding fact-finding institutions like the media as ‘fake news’ outlets and hence not to be trusted. 919 more words

Human Rights

Nine Weeks In: Please Send Snacks

It’s less than a month until Christmas and the weather in Sheffield has taken a decidedly wintery turn.  The cold weather is making me very hungry all the time (hence the title). 638 more words


IWA Award for Barbara Evans

I really wanted to get this post up to coincide with yesterday’s World Toilet Day, as it would have been especially apt… Alas, I am only human, and a human who has been traveling… 832 more words

World Water Issues