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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 are pleased to announce that our Team Member Barbara Thériault, our Postdoctoral Fellow Monica Grigore, Yanick Noiseaux and Elise Dumont-Lagacé are organising a series of documentary screenings entitled “Les mercredis scientifiques”. The first event of the Winter 2016 series will be held on February 3, 2016, at the University of Montreal and will feature the documentary “Bar de jour et autres histoires” by Corina Radu. For more information on this series, please click here.  

We would like to congratulate our Student Team Member Bertrand Lavoie who received the Alan B. Gold grant awarded by the University or Montreal’s Conseil de la Faculté de droit. This grant recognises his excellent academic track record, the relevance of his thesis, the quality of his many publications and his wide range of teaching and research experience. To read Bertrand's biography and research statement, please click here (French). 

Our Team Member Pascale Fournier will be organising an event entitled “Literature, Law and Personal Narratives: A Conversation with Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella” that will be held at the University of Ottawa on Monday, February 1, 2016. The Honourable Rosalie Abella, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, will be discussing the text that has most influenced her way of thinking and her own personal journey. For more information on this event, 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

Interested in learning more about the ongoing research projects led by our Religion and Diversity Project team members?

We invite you visit our "Team Research Projects" to obtain a complete list of the ongoing and completed projects led by our team members since 2010 and to read the resulting reports. 

Our "Projects" page also offers a more detailed look at some of these projects including the "Linking Classrooms", "Religion and Immigrant Youth/Young Adults Research in Canada" and "Religion, Gender and Sexuality Among Youth in Canada" projects. 

December 18, 2015

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Events Calendar
February 2016
January 2016 March 2016

Building Bridges: Lunch and Learn - Guy Consolmagno (Vatican Observatory)

Join us for a "Building Bridges: Lunch and Learn" lecture entitled "God's Mechanics: The Religious Life of Techies" that will be given by Guy Consolmagno on Thursday, February 11, at the University of Ottawa. If you wish to attend this event, please confirm your attendance (info@religionanddiversity.ca) by February 1, 2016, a lunch will be served. For more information, please click here 


Critical Thinkers Lecture - Mary Jo Neitz

The photos and the video from the Critical Thinkers on Religion, Law and Social Theory lecture given by Mary Jo Neitz (Professor Emerita, University of Missouri-Columbia) on Thursday January 28, 2016, at the University of Ottawa are now available. To view the photos, please click here, and to watch the video, please click here (RelDivProject YouTube Channel).


Research Centres

The Project is happy to provide information about research centres, initiatives and projects across Canada and beyond that are focusing on the examination of religion, diversity, pluralism and society through its “Research Centres” page.  We invite you to learn more about the RAVE Project (Religion and Violence e-Learning), whose mission is to help leaders in religious communities to support victims of abuse by giving them knowledge and tools, as well as to help victims directly towards healing.


E-Journal Regulating Religion - Winter 2016 Issue

A new issue (Winter 2016) of the Religion and Diversity Project E-Journal Regulating Religion is now available. This issue features an article by our Student Team Member Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier entitled "L’effet Big Love : Analyse d’un changement dans la représentation des femmes mormones fondamentalistes à la télévision américaine."

Are you interested in contributing to the Regulating Religion E-Journal? Please click here to find out how to submit a paper.