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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...

Congratulations to our Team Member Linda Woodhead who was appointed the first women president of the Modern Church, the main proponent of liberal theology in the British churches. Please click here for more information.

Congratulations to our Student Team Member Monica Grigore who is an ISORECEA 2014 Miklos Tomka prize grantee. Monica also presented a paper at the ISORECEA conference organized this year in Kaunas, Lithuania on 24-27th April, 2014. Please click here to read her submission on  "Finding Relief in Pilgrimage" featured in the International Sociological Associ- ation (ISA) newsletter.

Congratulations to our Team Member Peter Beyer who has received a SSHRC Connections Grant for his workshop "Youth, Religion and Identity: A Canadian and International Work- shop" which is being held at the University of Ottawa from October 16-18, 2014. The workshop is co-organized by student team members Paul Gareau and Spencer Bullivant. Please click here for more information.

Read about announcements, special mentions and many noteworthy activities involving the Religion and Diversity Project team members. Click here to access our "Noteworthy" page.

Ongoing Research Projects - Religion and Diversity Project

"Asian Christians in Vancouver" - Michael Wilkinson

As part of his "Asian Christians in Vancouver" project, Team Member Michael Wilkinson and graduate student Alida Oegema (Trinity Western University) conducted interviews in Vancouver with a number of church leaders and developed a case study on Kinbrace House, a church based program that focuses on refugees. The case study is based on interviews and site visits. Kinbrace offers numerous resources that support refugees including temporary housing, legal advice, orientation to Vancouver, assistance with understanding the refugee system, and personal support.

For more information on this project, please click here.

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Religion and Diversity Project Spring 2014 Newsletter

The Religion and Diversity Project Spring 2014 newsletter is now available. Read this issue to learn about research and project updates, events, visiting fellows, team member publications, and much more.


E-Journal Regulating Religion

Who defines religion and what impact does this have on the right to religious freedom? Louise Tardif in her article explores the Supreme Court of Canada’s understanding of religion in recent religious freedom cases. She discusses how the court's reading of religion has been shifting from understanding it both in terms of a collective and individual practice and belief, to solely an individual and subjective pursuit. She reflects on the consequences of this shift for religious communities and for the (im) possibility of achieving religious freedom in Canada. To read Louise's article, please click here.


Cultural and Religious Identity among 18-40 Year-olds in Canada

Are you between the ages of 18 and 40 and Living in Canada? Interested in participating in a survey regarding cultural and religious identity? Please click here for more information.