Religious Studies news
Richard King on Buddhism and mindfulness
21 June 2017
Richard King, Professor of Buddhist and Asian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, has given an online lecture entitled 'Mindfulness and the Buddhist Tradition' for the University of Kent's Think Kent series, which is now available on YouTube. In the early twenty-first century mindfulness meditation has become all the rage being widely adopted in health care systems, the business world and the military. In the talk, R...
Congratulations to Anna Strhan
16 June 2017
On 1 October 2017, Dr Anna Strhan will be promoted to Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies. Our congratulations to Anna on her well-earned promotion for the forthcoming academic year. Well done on this significant achievement.
Anna Strhan wins Templeton funding for project on nonreligious childhood
24 May 2017
Dr Anna Strhan, Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies, has just won a research award from the John Templeton Foundation for a project entitled 'Nonreligious Childhood: Growing Up Unbelieving in Contemporary Britain'. Quantitative research has drawn attention to the significance of the family, education, and geographical variation in contributing to declining religious belief, affiliation, and practice, a...
Lois Lee in New Scientist
14 April 2017
The Understanding Unbelief programme at Kent, led by Dr Lois Lee, Research Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies, is the focus of one of the lead articles in this week's New Scientist magazine, dated 15 April 2017. New Scientist is a weekly magazine, established in 1956, to focus on all aspects of scientific research. It currently has over 100,000 readers. The article, entitled 'Faith of the Faithless: Is Atheism Just Another Religion' asks whether, if it is impossible ...
Chris Deacy on religion and film
13 April 2017
Dr Chris Deacy, Reader in Theology and Religious Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, has been interviewed for the podcast Wide Open Air Exchange. Wide Open Air Exchange is run by the Sydney-based radio producer Christine Gallagher, inspired by her time as postgraduate student at Oxford University. She aims to encounter new ideas, to learn about interesting individuals and tap into their knowledge and insights. Chris's research...