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African Scholars Contribute to Bible and Activism Conference at Leeds


LUCAS / LAHRI Virtual Research Fellow Dr Robert Kuloba Wabyanga (pictured) visited West Yorkshire in late January for a research event at the University of Leeds. Dr. Wabyanga is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Kyambogo University in Uganda. His travel was funded by a grant from...

When a book becomes a cake: the launch of Sacred Queer Stories


by Adriaan van Klinken On Valentine’s Day 2022, the book Sacred Queer Stories: Ugandan LGBTQ+ Refugees and the Bible, was launched at The Nature Network (TNN), a community-based organisation of LGBTQ+ refugees based in Nairobi, Kenya. Sacred Queer Stories is a book about love – queer love that is contested yet reclaimed and celebrated. Is...

Uganda LGBT Refugee Drama Films Screened at Online Film Festival


Two films, produced as part of a Leeds-led research project, have been selected for screening at the Changing the Story Online International Film Festival, taking place 1-5 June, 2020. The drama films, “Daniel in the Homophobic Lions’ Den”, and “Jesus and the Guys Charged with Indecency”, use stories from the Bible to tell the life...