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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. 

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Congratulations to student team member, Priscila Dallva (MITACS Globalink Research Intern) for being awarded a MITACS Globalink Graduate Fellowship Award to pursue a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University!

For more information on MITACS grants, please click here.

Congratulations to team member, Michael Wilkinson, for having been awarded the Religion and Diversity Project's Innovation Grant (2016-2017) for his project titled "Views of Diversity in a Korean Congregation: A Follow-up Study". 

For more information on this project, please click here.

We would like to congratulate team member, Pascale Fournier, Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law and Professor at the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa, on receiving the Gloire de l’Escolle medal from Université Laval, the Capital Educators’ Award from the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) and an honorary feature on “Wall of Distinguished Graduates” of Cégep Garneau.

To read this article, please click here.

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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Events Calendar
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When Prayers Are Not Enough: Religion, Gender and Family Violence Workshop

Religion and Diversity Project Team Member Nancy Nason-Clark and Research Associate Cathy Holtmann are organising a workshop entitled “When Prayers Are Not Enough: Religion, Gender and Family Violence.” On September 13-14, 2016, scholars and practitioners will come together at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton for a workshop focused on issues arising at the intersection of religion, gender and family violence.

For more information, please click here.


Research Centre for the Religious History of Canada

Hosted at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, the aim of the Research Centre for the Religious History of Canada founded in 1967 is to promote studies in Canadian religious history, by sponsoring research and organising meetings of specialists in the field. For that purpose, the Centre prepares research tools such as bibliographies, indexes and various catalogues. It also collects historical documents, particularly of untapped sources accessible to few researchers. Since 1977, the Centre has been working on the listing and microfilming of Roman documents concerning Canadian religious history. It is the official depository for the archives of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and of the Canadian Religious Conference.

For more information, please click here.


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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