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Brandon Reece Taylorian

Associate Lecturer

Freedom of religion or belief, Human rights, Religion, New religious movements, Religious recognition and registration issues, Astronomy and religion

Brandon Reece Taylorian (also known via the mononym Cometan) is Associate Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) teaching new religious movements and Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University teaching the history of human rights. Cometan actively conducts research on the role of astronomy in the development of religion and has published work on new religious movements, human rights, Astronism and traditionalist Catholicism. Cometan undertakes doctoral research at UCLan with his thesis specialising in recognition and registration issues and their detriment to religious freedom.

University of Central Lancashire (2021-2024) Doctor of Philosophy in Freedom of Religion or Belief. Thesis, ‘Religious Freedom and State Recognition of Belief' (See Appendix 1 for abstract). Joint supervisors: Dr Carl Morris (Research Director of Studies), Dr Carolyn King (Research Second Supervisor), Dr Philip Constable (Research Degree Tutor), Dr Mahmood Chandia (Referee for Registration). University of Central Lancashire (2019-2020) MA with Distinction Religion, Culture and Society (77.56%). Modules included Religion and Society, Religions of Asia, Interfaith Dialogue, Technology and Pluralism. Masters dissertation, ‘Astronomy in the Origins of Religion’ (87%). MA Course Representative, September 2019 to September 2020. University of Central Lancashire (2016-2019) First Clmore...

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