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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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We would like to congratulate our team member Rukhsana Ahmed, and Primary Investigator Monica Gattinger, on receiving a SSHRC Connection Grant in the February 2016 competition. Funding was granted for the project titled: "Interdisciplinary perspectives on democratization and evidence-based-decision-making in risk management".
We would like to thank our team members, student team members, postdoctoral fellows and guests for an engaging and productive annual team meeting in Montréal! With many wonderful presentations, workshops, roundtables and panels,the Religion and Diversity Project meeting offered much space for fruitful dialogue and comparisons.
Congratulations to our Team Member Anver Emon on the publication of the edited volume entitled Islamic and Jewish Legal Reasoning: Encountering our Legal Other(Oneworld Publications,2016). This book brings together a scholar of Islamic law and a scholar of Jewish law and explores a new perspective that not"only provides a deeper understanding of the other's legal tradition, but it also reveals new insights into the one's own legal tradition, shedding light on what we had previously been too close to observe." For more information on this publication, 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.

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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.



University of Prince Edward Island: Centre for Christianity and Culture

Hosted at the University of Prince Edward Island, the Centre for Christianity and Culture is a research and study centre focusing on Christianity’s impact and perspective on the intellectual and cultural life of Western civilization. Most importantly the Centre coordinates the intellectual life of those students who are interested in Christianity. It addresses their continued concerns and education on a daily basis, fosters dialogue, encourages engagement with political and social issues, and creates a genuine community. The Centre is primarily a concrete way of ensuring a lively presence of the Christian intellectual, cultural, and spiritual heritage in the life of the University, and PEI’s community.

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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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