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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 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.
Congratulations to our research associate Julia Martínez-Ariño, as well as team member Solange Lefebvre for their article titled: "Resisting or Adapting? How Private Catholic High Schools in Quebec Respond to State Secularism and Religious Diversification", published in Eurostudia.

To read this article, please click here.
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".



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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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.


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Lancaster University: Institute for Social Futures

Thinking futures is now widespread, fateful and problematic. Yet much futures research neglects the insights that social science, the arts and humanities, can offer. Lancaster’s Institute for Social Futures, co-directed by John Urry and Linda Woodhead, works innovatively across disciplinary boundaries linking science, social science and humanities to examine what futures might develop within key domains of human/material activity.

The aim of the Institute for Social Futures is to improve thinking, visioning, analysis and data relating to futures. It will bring high-quality social science theory and research into productive relations with science, technology, health and management and through working with many external partners.

For more information, please click here.


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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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