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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. 



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Congratulations to team members Paul Bramadat and André Laliberté who have articles featured in the December 2016 edition of the Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses Journal! Paul's article is entitled "A Critical Conversation on Religious Diversity in China, Canada and India", and André's is entitled: "Managing Religious Diversity in China: Contradictions of Imperial and Foreign Legacies".

For more information on this journal, please click here.








We are happy to announce the publication of a new book edited by former student team members Steven Tomlins and Spencer Culham Bullivant entitled "The Atheist Bus Campaign: Global Manifestations and Responses".Its novel focus, using a singular micro-level event as a prism for analysis, allows for cross-country comparison of legal and social reactions to each campaign, as well as an understanding of issues pertaining to the historical and contemporary status of religion and the regulation of nonreligion in various national settings. 

For more details on this publication, please click here.






We would like to congratulate team member Natasha Bakht on receiving a SSHRC Grant for her research initiative entitled:"Examining the rights of Niqab-wearing women in the global north"!This research will focus on the growing trend in western liberal democracies to prohibit Muslim women who cover their faces with a veil from participating in certain aspects of public life.
















Current Projects of the Religion and Diversity Project


Congratulations to our student member, Jason W.M. Ellsworth (supervised by Christopher Helland) who was awarded a Religion and Diversity Project grant for graduate students. This grant offers financial support to graduate level students who are supervised by a team member, in order to assist them in completing an original research project that is linked to their own research topic, but that also falls in line with the aims of the Religion and Diversity Project.


To obtain a complete list of all student members who have received this grant, and in order to read their reports, please click here.

To access the archived announcements, please click here.


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Religion in the Metropolis (Part of the Metropolis Project)

Hosted at the University of Toronto, Metropolis is an international network for comparative research and public policy development on migration, diversity, and immigrant integration in cities in Canada and around the world. The international arm of the Project involves partnerships with policy makers and researchers from over 20 countries, including the United States, most of Western Europe, Israel, Argentina and the Asia-Pacific.

For more information, please click here.


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Team Members' Publications

Numerous publications including books, edited volumes, journal articles, and reports have been written or edited by our Religion and Diversity Project team members. Please visit our recently updated “Team Members' Publications” page to obtain a detailed list of these publications and their bibliographic references. 

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