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Challenge or opportunity?

Examining religious diversity in Canada and the world.

Our team of 37 researchers from across the globe is looking at these questions and weighing in on religious issues in Canada and abroad from a variety of perspectives including: religion, law, communication, sociology, history, political science, education and philosophy. If you want to challenge the way you think, keep on browsing to find out about exciting events taking place on and off campus, to read thought-provoking research findings and learn more about current news events. Open your mind and be daring.

What's New...


The Politics of Religious Freedom book, edited by our Team Member Winnifred F. Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Saba Mahmood, and Peter G. Danchin is now available. This volume, published by The University of Chicago Press, also features a chapter by our Project Director Lori G. Beaman. To learn more about this publication and to read some of the reviews, please click her.

We encourage you to listen to our Team Member Barbara Thériault’s radio interview entitled “La disparition du petit bouddha au salon de coiffure” on the show “L’été dans notre cour” hosted by Marie-Laurence Paré. The interview was broadcast on CIBL 101.5 on June 11, 2015 (starts at 32:45 [10 minutes]). Barbara will also be interviewed on the subject of « religion en miniature » on Thursday July 30, 2015. For more information or to listen to the interviews, please click here.

Congratulations to our Team Member Solange Lefebvre. Her latest book Catholicisme et cultures. Regards croisés Québec-France, edited with Céline Béraud and E.-Martin Meunier, has been released. Visit the Presses de l’Université Laval website to get more information on this publication or to pick up a copy. 

Noteworthy Annoucements

Read about announcements, special mentions and noteworthy activities involving the Religion and Diversity Project team members. Click here to access our "Noteworthy" page.

Religion and Diversity Project Ongoing Research Projects

Digital Dissemination of Spiritual Invention of a Nation: Media and Missionaries on Indian LandPamela Klassen

Our Team Member Pamela Klassen and her team of student researchers (PhD students Meaghan Weatherdon, Judith Brunton, Kaleigh McLelland and undergraduate students Russell Turner, Erin Ray, and Tamim Mansour, all in the University of Toronto Research Opportunity Program) recently returned from a trip to the Rainy River where they presented the work-in-progress of their digital project, Story Nations, to community members at the Rainy River First Nations. Hosted by Art Hunter and Kylie Hanson of the Rainy River First Nations, the team also attended the annual Pow-Wow and visited the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre, home to the largest concentration of ancient burial mounds in Canada. 

July 8, 2015

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Scholars as Resources

We are happy to introduce Lucy Vickers who was recently added to our “Scholars as Resources” page. Lucy is a Professor of Law at Oxford Brookes University. Her main research area is the protection of human rights within the workplace and aspects of equality law. To learn more about Lucy' research and to read her profile, please click here.


E-Journal - Regulating Religion

Congratulations Francois Xavier Bauduin who won the prize for the best student article at the 2015 International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) conference. His article entitle "Le réseau raélien du monde physique à celui de l'Internet : prosélytisme et encadrement des pratiques communautaires" was published in our Winter 2014 issue of Regulating Religion, the Religion and Diversity Project's graduate student E-Journal. To read his article, please click here.


Religion and Diversity Project Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015-2016

Thank you very much for submitting your applications for the postdoctoral fellowship financed by the Religion and Diversity Project, to be held at the University of Ottawa and supervised by our Project Director Lori G. Beaman


Publications - Team Members and Student Team Members

Interested in discovering what our Religion and Diversity Project team members and student team members have written and what they are currently working on? We encourage you to visit our recently updated "Team Members' Publications" page and "Student Team Members' Publications" page to learn more about our team members' already published and upcoming publications.