A conference entitled ‘Ethical Approaches to Peaceful Coexistence’ held in Cardiff recently aimed to identify practical ways in which communities locally and globally can build on shared values.The conference was a collaboration between the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), the Muslim Council of Wales (MCW) and the Saudi-based Knowledge Exchange Programme (KEP) and […]

Humanities

In this blog, we are finding out more about one our newest members of staff at UWTSD, Dr Angus Slater, Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies. Where were you before you came to UWTSD?   Before coming to UWTSD, I had studied for my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Lancaster University in the northwest of England. […]

Religion

In this blog we are finding out more about one of the newest members of staff at UWTSD, Dr Jessica M. Keady, Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies. Where were you before you came to UWTSD? In 2011, I secured Arts and Humanities Research Council funding to complete a PhD in Religions and Theology at […]

Religion

This was the second year that the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David attended the UNESCO. The conference was sponsored by the UNESCO Delegation of the Kingdom of Thailand, the Venerable Master Chin Kung and The World Fellowship of Buddhists.       During the conference UNESCO ambassadors led themed discussions that were followed by […]

Humanities

This post was written by Dr Shadaab Rahemtula, one of our Religious Studies lecturers at UWTSD and organiser of the symposium. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David will be hosting an inter-faith symposium on 12-13 July in Lampeter, bringing together faith leaders and academics from across Wales and the United Kingdom. Given the turbulent […]

Religion

Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla is a Lecturer in Inter-Faith Studies and World Religions at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He recently published a book entitled Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam   To coincide with the book’s publication, Dr Rahemtulla wrote a blog post for Oxford University Press’ blog, entitled […]

Religion

This week’s blog is by Dr Errietta Bissa, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at UWTSD Lampeter. She recently had the opportunity to sit in on Rhodri Thomas’s class on proto-satanic figures. We have all heard about the Dead Sea scrolls, but not many know about the satanic (or proto-satanic) figures that are discussed there. I […]

Religion

This week’s blog is the first in a series introducing staff who have recently arrived at UWTSD. The first blog is on Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla, who joined the Faculty of Humanities and Performing arts this semester.   What areas do you research? My research focuses on “liberation theology”. This is an approach to theology that asks […]

Religion

As rainfall patterns change in association with Climate Change, water inequalities and insecurities are set to mount. Recognising the current significance of water to global justice and planetary survival, Anthropology lecturer Luci Attala, with the support of The Rotary and WaterAid, organised another interdisciplinary event on the theme of water (this event followed a similar […]

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