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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 invite you to discover the book Refashioning Secular-isms in France and Turkey: The Case of the Headscarf Ban by our Religion and Diversity Project Research Associate Amélie Barras. This book addresses how devout women in France and Turkey have contested bans on headscarves, pointing to how these are inconsistent with the ‘real’ spirit of secularism. Please click here for more information. 


The Religion and Diversity Project Graduate Student Workshop Series 2, Session 3 report is now available. This workshop was facilitated by our Team Member Pamela Dickey Young and included participation from Student Team Members Alyshea Cummins, Christine L. Cusack, Paul Gareau, Stéphanie Gravel, Jordan Palmer, and Matthew Riddett. Please click here to read the report. 

We  would like to invite you to listen to the Religious Studies Project's new podcast featuring our Team Member Linda Woodhead and Student Team Member Christopher R. Cotter on the subject of "Is Britain still a Christian Country?" Please click here to listen to the podcast.  



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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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.


Critical Thinkers Lecture - Meera Baindur (Manipal University)

We are happy to announce that the pictures and videos of Meera Baindur's (Manipal University) Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory lecture, given on Tuesday March 3, 2015, at the University of Ottawa, are now available. Please click here to view the pictures, or click here to view the videos.


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.


Postdoctoral Fellowship - Winter/Spring 2015

Thank you for submitting your applications for the postdoctoral fellowship financed by the Religion and Diversity Project, at the University of Montreal’s Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions, with Solange Lefebvre, Chaire religion, culture et société. Please click here for more information.