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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 Student Team Member Leo Van Arragon who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "We educate, they indoctrinate: Religion and the politics of togetherness in Ontario public education" on Friday January 23, 2015, at the University of Ottawa.

Our Team Member Solange Lefebvre will be responding to a "Droit, religion & éducation. Questions d’« Interfaith » et d’ « Interface »" lecture by Shauna Van Praagh on February 11, 2015, given as part of the workshop series Ateliers Interaxes 2014-2015. Please click here for more information. 

We are pleased to announce that our Student Team Member Monica Grigore will be giving a lecture on January 26, 2015 at the University of Montréal as part of the "Laboratoire de recherche empirique sur les groupes religieux" lecture series organised by the Chair in Religion, Culture and Society. For more information, please click here.

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

Web-based Survey on Religious Identity (III): Application through Case Studies - Peter Beyer

The current phase of this research is conducting an online survey on religious identity that will include adults from 18-40 years old from all parts of the country, of all religious identities, and of all backgrounds. In conjunction with this survey a longitudinal portion is re-interviewing approximately 100 of the participants in the previous two phases of the project at 5 or 10 year intervals from their initial participation. The aim is to discover continuities and changes in religious identity as these second generation participants move into their more mature adults lives and to compare those identities with the broader Canadian population.

For more details on this project, please click here.

December 18, 2014

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Events Calendar
January 2015
December 2014 February 2015

Critical Thinkers Lecture - Meera Baindur (Manipal University)

We invite you to attend a Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory lecture that will be offered by Meera Baindur (Manipal University) on Tuesday March 3, 2015 at the University of Ottawa. Please click here for more details. 


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. 


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.


Elisabeth Arweck Lecture ♦ Videos and Pictures
We are please to announce that the videos and pictures of Elisabeth Arweck's lecture entitled "Religious Diversity in the UK: How the Attitudes and Views of 13–16-Year-Old Students Interact with their Own (Non-)Religious Identities," given on October 16, 2014, at the University of Ottawa, are now available. Please visit our "2014 Event Photo Gallery" or our RelDivProject YouTube channel to view them.