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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 "Citizenship, Governance and Diversity: Perspectives on and from Germany and Canada" workshop, organised by our Project Director Lori G. Beaman and Elke Winter, will be taking place at the University of Ottawa on June 2, 2015. This one-day workshop, within the framework of the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, will bring together scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, specifically from Germany and Canada in order to explore the questions that Canada and Germany now face as nation states. For more details, please click here

We are pleased to announce that several Religion and diversity Project members will be participating in the 2015 Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR) that will take place from May 30-June 2, 2015, at the University of Ottawa during Congress 2015. This conference will include participation from our Team Members Peter Beyer, Donald Boisvert, Paul Bramadat, Susan Palmer, Rubina Ramji, Michael Wilkinson, Samuel Reimer, Pamela Dickey Young, Postdoctoral Fellow May Al-Fartousi, Student Team Members Christine L. Cusack, Ian Alexander Cuthbertson, Stéphanie Gravel, Rosaria M. Tagliente, Alyshea Cummins, Scott Craig, Project Manager Heather Shipley and Research Associate Cathy Holtmann. Please click here for the conference program.

We would like to congratulate our Team Member Solange Lefebvre. On Wednesday May 20, 2015, her research chair at the University of Montréal received a generous donation from the BMO Bank of Montreal and was renamed "Research Chair for the Management of Cultural and Religious Diversity." Please click here for more information. 

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

2015 Annual Team Meeting Presentations

Several Religion and Diversity Project team members and student team members presented the results of their ongoing research during our 2015 Annual Team Meeting, held from April 30-May 1, 2015, at the University of Ottawa. Please click on the titles of the presentations to learn more about our team members' ongoing research projects.  

May 4, 2015

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Scholars as Resources

We are happy to introduce Teresa Martinho Toldy who was recently added to our "Scholars as Resources" page. She is a professor of ethics at the Fernando Pessoa University and holds the Chair of the Ethics Commission. She is also a researcher at the Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES) where she coordinates the POLICREDOS (Observatory on Religion in Public Space). To learn more about Teresa Martinho Toldy’s research, please click here.


E-Journal - Regulating Religion

How does religion adapts to traffic laws? And how do traffic laws adapt to religion? Raphaël Mathieu Legault Laberge explores these original questions through his study of the Old Order in Ontario, who travel by carriage as they are prohibited from owning a car. The article clearly outlines the negotiation process between the members of the Old Order and the provincial government, both called upon to make concessions. Please click here to read this article.


Religion and Diversity Project Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Congratulations to Sara Teinturier who was awarded a Religion and Diversity Project postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Montréal's Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions with our Team Member Solange Lefebvre (Chair in Religion, Culture and Society). 


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