to map city
have been asked to contribute to two publications following
a first class report mapping the religious communities
students from the Department of Theology and Religious
Studies are to write for two bodies concerned with religion
in education, following the success of their report, part
of an ongoing project on the religious mapping of Leeds.
jail - the students with Armley chaplain Father Andrew
Clark at the prison
the study, students attended religious services and interviewed
religious leaders, members of congregations, community
workers, teachers and children from local primary schools
and religious youth groups.
They also spoke
to the chaplain, governor and inmates of Armley prison,
to assess the relationship between the religious provision
in the prison and the wider community.
was presented at a public meeting, which was well attended
by a wide cross-section of the community, showing the
depth of feeling within each of the religious congregations
in the area.
It was an educational
experience for all involved, as many religious groups
learnt about and met members of other groups for the first
also hope their work will improve communication between
religious groups, social services and community groups.
known as a socially deprived area," said student
Aisha Hannibal. "But if you look beyond that, as
we did, you see how much is actually happening here, and
how much optimism there is for the future."