Partner Institutions

The Centre for Religion in Society is interested in forming links and partnerships with other institutions and organisations involved with religion in society, peace and reconciliation work and studies, religion community and identity, and public theology.

If you are interested in connecting with CRiS in this way, please contact the  Director, Professor Pauline Kollontai,

Local and international partner organisations we work with include:

Ebor Lecture Partnerships

York Minster, the host venue for the regular Ebor Lectures series. York Minster is the cathedral church of the Archbishop and the Diocese of York, and is the provincial cathedral for the Northern Province of the Church of England.

The Order of Carmelites, The Carmelites or Whitefriars are of the four mendicant orders which have had links with York since the 13th century.  Currently they have a community at More House, Heslington which serves as the Catholic Chaplaincy to the University of York.  They co-sponsor the Chair of Public Theology at York St John University and are a partner in the Ebor Lecture series.

York and Hull Methodist District, a partner in the Ebor and St Wilfrid Lecture programmes. The church covers a large area including the cities of York and Hull, the Wolds, the North Yorks Moors, the coast from Whitby to the Humber estuary, and into the Yorkshire Dales as far as Masham.

The C and J B Morrell Trust, The C and J B Morrell Trust is named after John Bowes Morrell, formerly Lord Mayor of York. The Trust funds educational projects, especially those associated with the city of York, and for over 30 years it has funded the Morrell Centre for Toleration and the annual Morrell Address on Toleration at the University of York. 

International Conference on Peace and Reconciliation Partnerships

Youngnak Presbyterian Church, Seoul, our partner and sponsor for the International Conference on Peace and Reconciliation series,

Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary in Seoul is involved in an annual student exchange programme with the Theology and Religious Studies department here at York St John University.

Kaye Academic College of Education, Beer-Sheva, Israel's leading academic institution for teacher education and professional development of educators in the south, serving both the Jewish and Bedouin populations of the Negev.

Religion in the Public Sphere Partnerships

Our Centre for Religion in Society is a member of The Global Network for Public Theology. Participating Research Centers who we work with in particular are:




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