Centre for Religion and Public Life research clusters

Religion, Ethics and Practice

Centre for Religion and Public Life research examines how religious beliefs and practices are interrelated, and how these connect with ethical convictions that impact upon action in the world.

Research in this area can be philosophical, theological, ethnographic, or a combination of these approaches. Particular topics include the relation between beliefs in an afterlife and ethical or political engagement; religion, animal ethics and environmentalism; how certain religiously prescribed rituals can raise ethical issues in the public sphere; and whether religious commitments can ground distinctive modes of ethical involvement.


Please click on the staff profiles below to see major recent publications and information on research projects and postgraduates.

Postgraduate research students

For current postgraduates supervised by academic staff in this cluster, please see individual staff profiles.