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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...

We are happy to announce that the volume Issues in Religion and Education: Whose Religion?, edited by Lori G. Beaman and Leo Van Arragon has been published by Brill. This book is a contribution to the dynamic and evolving global debates about the role of religion in public education. It includes chapters by our Team Members Lori G. BeamanSolange Lefebvre, Pamela Dickey Young, Student Team Members Leo Van ArragonChristine L. CusackStéphanie Gravel and Kim Lam, by Research Asssociate Anna Halafoff and by our Project Manager Heather Shipley. Please click here for more information. 

Congratulations to our Religion and Diversity Project Team Member Pascale Fournier who has been named part-time com-missioner of the Commis- sion des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) for a five-year term. She will join a team of ten eminent professionals from various fields whose respective careers all reflect a commitment to the organization's fundamental concerns, the protection of rights and freedoms. Please click here for more information. 

We are pleased to report that our Team Member Gary Bouma is the Guest Editor of a Social Inclusion Open Access Journal special issue entitled "Religious Diversity and Social Inclusion". Authors interested in submitting a paper for this special issue are asked to consult the journal's editorial policies and to send their abstracts by June 30, 2015. To access the call for papers or for more information, please click here




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

The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration - Samuel Reimer and Michael Wilkinson 

A team of researchers (led by the Centre for Community Based Research in Kitchener, Ontario) did case studies of churches with exemplary immigrant support and interviews with church leaders in Atlantic Canada, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver.

Our Team Member Michael Wilkinson was the regional research lead in Vancouver and our Team Member Samuel Reimer was the research lead in Atlantic Canada. The research team also conducted a national survey of church leaders.

The research reports, summary of the interviews, case studies, national survey, as well as the regional reports are available at: 

http://www.communitybasedresearch.ca/Page/View/Churches_ and_Immigrants_Reports

March 11, 2015

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Events Calendar
April 2015
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Religion and Diversity Project 2015 Annual Team Meeting

The Religion and Diversity Project's 2015 Annual Team Meeting on the topic of "Religious Identities" will be bringing together team members, student team members, postdoctoral fellows and selected guests. The meeting will be held at the University of Ottawa from April 30-May 1, 2015. Please click here for more information.


Religion and Diversity Project Winter 2015 Newsletter

We are pleased to present the winter 2015 issue of the Religion and Diversity Project newsletter (Volume 4, Issue 2). This issue offers an overview of our team members’ latest activities and accomplishments. Please click here to read this newsletter.


E-Journal - Regulating Religion

How is religious liberty defined by Canadian constitutional law? Through a socio-legal perspective, Bertrand Lavoie demonstrates that the limitations placed upon the right to religion in the Supreme Court decisions are far from being fixed, but seem to change depending on the decisions and the socio-legal and political context. Pleae click here to read Bertand's article.


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