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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...

Our Team Members Valérie Amiraux, Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens and Pascale Fournier are co-organising a lecture series entitled "Lectures radicales" that began in the fall of 2015. The lectures feature speakers from the academic, artistic, journalistic and political world that discuss the work that had the most influence on their thoughts. The first lecture of the series was given by Jacques Berlinerblau on October 5, 2015. For more information, please click here.  

We would like to congratulate our Project Director Lori G. Beaman who was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Arts and Humanities of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Lori is internationally recognised for her interdisciplinary, comparative and collaborative research on religion and diversity in Canadian society. For more information, please click here

We invite you to read an interview with our Team Member Solange Lefebvre that was conducted by Dominique Nancy of the University of Montréal's Journal Forum. In this interview, Solange discusses the increasing presence of the religious in the political world and in the discourse of politicians. To read what she has to say, please click here (French). 

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

La religion en miniature : chroniques radiophoniques - Barbara Thériault

As part of her project "La religion en miniature : chroniques radiophoniques", our Team Member Barbara Thériault presented a radio segment entitled "La disparition du petit bouddha au salon de coiffure" that was aired on June 11, 2015, on the show L’été dans notre cour hosted by Marie-Laurence Paré on CBL 101.5. Her second segment on the "religion en miniature" was aired on July 30, 2015. To listen to Barbara, please click here

September 25, 2015

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Events Calendar
October 2015
June 2015 January 2016

Critical Thinkers Lecture - Jacques Berlinerblau

Thank you to Jacques Berlinerblau (Georgetown University) who gave an excellent lecture on "Secularism: The Misunderstood and Essential-Ism" on October 7, 2015, as part of our 2015-2016 Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory lecture series. The video of this event are now available on our RelDivProject YouTube Channel.


New! Patterns of Governing Religion Website

It is our great pleasure to announce that newly created "Patterns of Governing Religion" website is now live. This collaborative website brings together the results of multiple major research projects from around the world. The various research findings are organized by thematic categories that allow for the centralized access of reports and publications that have been generated on similar topics.  To visit this website, please click here.


E-Journal - Regulating Religion

How and why do new religious movements use the Internet? François Xavier Bauduin's article explores this topic in relation to the Raelian cult. The author explains how the Internet has become a central tool in the recruitment of new members and to promote the cult to the general public. This article received an award for the best student paper at the 2015 International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) conference.


Religion and Diversity Project Electronic Mailing List

We invite you to stay informed about the events organised by the Religion and Diversity Project by joining our electronic mailing list. Please send us an email at info@religionanddiversity.ca to register.