Welcome to the Centre for Religion in Society

Statement on the crisis in Afghanistan

As an academic community at York St. John, we are committed to social justice and our role in speaking to situations where religious beliefs are used to justify the curtailing of human rights. The current situation in Afghanistan is of deep concern, particularly with regard to the rolling back of the rights of women and girls and religious minorities. Below is a link to a statement issued by the European Network of Migrant Women, which underlines the peril faced by women and girls in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Professor Pauline Kollontai has provided a fuller commentary which can be found under the blog menu.


Refugee Action York is working with the City of York Council/City of Sanctuary to help Afghan refugees. For details visit their website www.refugeeactionyork.org or follow their Twitter feed for current calls for donations and volunteering

Our Research

Our research, whilst diverse in methodology and focus, explores how religion and belief impacts on how we build our social worlds, locally and globally, bringing academics and practitioners together.

At the heart of this research is the commitment to social justice and equality, a thread that runs through much of our individual and collaborative projects curated on this site.