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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...

Our Team Member Winnifred F. Sullivan will be giving a lecture entitled "RAPT: 'Spiritual Gover- nance: The Chaplin as Priest of the Secular'" on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the UCL Department of Political Science. Please click here for more information. 

Congratulations to our Team Member Pascale Fournier who was selected to participate in the International Women's Forum Leadership Foundation programme for 2014-2015.  For more information, please click here.

Good luck to our Student Team Member Louis-Charles Gagnon-Tessier who will be defending his doctoral dissertation entitled "Catholicisme et postmodernité : analyses philosophiques à partir de débats publics Québé- cois" on Friday, October 3, 2014. Please click here for more information.

Noteworthy Announcement

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

Ongoing Research Projects - Religion and Diversity Project

"An assessment of health beliefs among Muslim women in Canada" - Rukhsana Ahmed

Team Member Rukhsana Ahmed was invited to be a keynote speaker during the "Women and Technology Conference" that was held on April 16, 2014 at Carleton University. The paper presented was based on Rukhsana's project, funded by the Religion and Diversity Project, entitled "An assessment of health beliefs among Muslim women in Canada: Implications for culturally and religiously appropriate health care practice." 

August 22, 2014

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Events Calendar
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Upcoming Event

Do not miss Dietrich's Jung lecture entitled "Constructing Islamic Modernities: Identity, Social Order and Religious Traditions" that will be given as part of the "Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law ans Social Theory" lecture series. The lecture will take place at the University of Ottawa on Monday, September 29 at 4pm in Simard Hall, room 129. 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.


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.


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.