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2013



 

This section provides you with information regarding the Religion and Diversity Project team members who participated in conferences in 2013.
  


 

May 20-22 The Impact of Religion
June 1-4 Congress 2013
June 27-30 32nd ISSR Conference
Aug 10-12 75th ASR Annual Meeting
Nov 8-10 SSSR Annunal Meeting

Nov 23-26     

American Academy of Religion

 




The Impact of Religion - Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy

May 20-22, 2013
Upppsala, Sweden
Conference programme


Solange Lefebvre (Université de Montréal)

Presenter
Title:
Religious and Cultural Diversity in Four National Contexts: Comparative Study of the Dynamics of Identity and the Regulation of Religion
Session
: Paper session 3, 3A: Religious and social change


Richard Moon (University of Windsor)

Presenter
Title:
Religion as the Source and Subject of Hate Speech
Session
: Paper session, 44C: Religious symbols


Heather Shipley (University of Ottawa)

Presenter
Title: There and Back Again: Media Representations of Religion, Youth and Sexuality in Canada
Session: Paper session 3, 3D: Media and Religion


Winnifred Sullivan (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Participant
Panel: Current themes in Law and religion – the Legal Challenge of Religion
Session
: Paper session 1, 1G: The legal challenge of religion
   



Congress 2013 - Canadian Society for the Study of Religion

June 1–4, 2013
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
Conference programme


Rubina Ramji (Cape Breton University)

Participant
Panel:
Growing up Canadian: Muslims, Hindus,Buddhists

  



32nd ISSR Conference
Rethinking Community Religious Continuities and Mutations in Late Modernity

June 27-30, 2013
Turku, Åbo, Finland
Conference programme


Valérie Amiraux (Université de Montréal)

Presenter
Title:
Montreal Jewish Schools and Issues of Integration of a Minority Community
Session: STS 38/a, Religiously Oriented Private Schools: What is at Stake? Situations and recent evoluations


James A. Beckford (University of Warwick)

Presenter
Title: 'Community' and Theory in the Sociology of Religion
Session: STS 4/c,  Social Theory and Religion


Donald Boisvert (Concordia University)

Presenter
Title: Québec’s Ethics and Religious Culture Curriculum: A Critical Perspective
Session: STS 37/d, Religious Diversity and Religions and Beliefs Education // Diversité religieusem religions et éducation des croyances


André Laliberté (University of Ottawa)

Presenter
Title: Religious philanthropy in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong: Two paths in the state accumulation of symbolic power
Session: STS 16/a, Politics of Rreligious Philanthroopy in Aasia: Its Role in Global and Local Humanitarianism


Barbara Thériault (Université de Montréal)

Presenter
Title:
Wearing the Rosary. Religious Forms and Fashion at a Women’s Jail
Session:
STS 29/b, Manifestations de la religion dans une communauté captive

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75th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR)

August 10-12, 2013
Doubletree Metropolitain Hotel, New York, New York, United States
Conference programme

Prema A. Kurien (Syracuse University)

Presenter
Title:
Majority versus Minority Religious Status and the Ethno-Religious Activism of Indian Americans
Special Session:
Contemporary Transformations in the Forms and Content of Religion (co-sponsored with the American Sociological Association)

Respondent:
Author Meets Critics, Religion on the Move! New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World
Session:
B2, Author Meets Critics


Respondent:
Author Meets Critics, Place of Faith: A Road Trip across America's Religious Landscape
Session:
H4, Author Meets Critics


James T. Richardson (University of Reno, Nevada)

Presenter
Title:
Freedom of Religion in Prison: A Sociology of Law Analysis of the History and Consequences of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
Session:
I4, Religion, State, and National Identity

Convener: ASR Presidential Panel
Session:
E1,  ASR Presidential Panel–Reflections on the 75 Anniversary of the ASR

 


Student Team Members


Louis-Charles Gagnon-Tessier (Université de Montréal)

Presenter
Title:
Archives and Specters in the Briefs of the Commission on Religion in School (1999) and the Bouchard-Taylor Commission (2008)
Session:
D1, Religious Diversity, Pluralism, and Conflict


Janine Trevisan (University of Ottawa/PUCRS-Brazil)

Presenter
Title: Religion in the Public Sphere: The Case of Pentecostals in Brazilian Presidential Elections, from 1989 to 2010
Session: E3, Religion and Politics



SSSR 2013 Annual Meeting

November 8-10, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Conference programme


Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa)

Presenter
Title:
Threatening Gender Equality: Our Women are Equal, Yours are Oppressed
Session:
E-10. SSSR: Religion and Public Policies

Presenter
Title:
The Will to Religion: Obligatory Religious Citizenship
Session:
G-16. RRA: Prospects for a Critical Sociology of Religion


James A. Beckford (University of Warwick)

Presenter
Title:
Multiculturalism and religion: the strange case of Britain
Session:
E-10. SSSR: Religion and Public Policies

Organizer/Convener
Session:
F-9. SSSR: 25 years on: Inform and the study of new religious movements


Gary Bouma (Monash University)

Convener
Session:
A-6. SSSR: Demographic Profiles and Change

Title: Demographic and Theological Factors in Successful Multicultural (Religiously Plural) Societies
Session:
B-13. SSSR: Pluralism and Religious Ecologies

Convener
Session:
D-15. SSSR: Comparing Global Religious Contexts


Prema A. Kurien (Syracuse University)

Presenter
Title:
Majority versus Minority Religious Status in India and Homeland-Oriented Activism in the United States
Session:
F-12. SSSR: Immigrant Incorporation


Solange Lefebvre (Université de Montréal)

Organizer/Convener
Session:
E-10. SSSR: Religion and Public Policies

Presenter
Title:
Churches and public debates on diversity
Session:
E-10. SSSR: Religion and Public Policies


Nancy Nason-Clark (University of New Brunswick)

Presenter
Title:
The Challenge of Teaching About Domestic Violence in a Seminary Setting: Lessons from the Field
Session:
C-1. RRA: Applying Sociological Research in Religious Settings: Mobilizing a Response to Domestic Violence

Presenter
Title:
Visual Sociology as Engaged Scholarship: Researching and Addressing Domestic Violence
Session:
D-6. SSSR: Seeing Religion: Visual Research Methods II

Presenter
Session:
Honoring the Life and Work of Otto Maduro


Susan Palmer (Concordia University and Dawson College)

Presenter
Title:
Government Raids in France, 1989-2011: The Social Control of Religious Minorities and sects
Session:
A-8. SSSR: New Religious Movements

Presenter
Title:
Researching New Religions while Avoiding/Defining "Harm" in a Controversial Field: Tiptoeing between "Cults", Anti-cultists and Research Ethics Boards
Session:
F-9. SSSR: 25 years on: Inform and the study of new religious movements


Samuel Reimer (Crandall University)

Presenter
Title:
Evangelical denominational and congregational growth in Canada
Session:
D-5. RRA: Protestant Church Growth and Decline in Canada

Convener
Session:
H-4. SSSR: Religion and Science II

Presenter
Title:
Science Defines Religion: How U.S. Scholars Define and Perceive Fundamentalist, Evangelical and Mainline Protestants
Session:
H-4. SSSR: Religion and Science II


James T. Richardson (University of Reno, Nevada)

Convener
Session:
A-11. SSSR: European Religious Landscapes

Presenter
Title of lecture:
The Judicialization of Religious Freedom
Session:
F-9. SSSR: 25 years on: Inform and the study of new religious movements

 


Student Team Members


Giomny H. Ruiz (Université de Montréal)

Presenter
Title: Religion and Cultural Diversity in Four National Contexts: Defining Minority
Session: E-10. SSSR: Religion and Public Policies


Cathy Holtmann (University of New Brunswick)

Presenter
Title:
 Visual Sociology as Engaged Scholarship: Researching and Addressing Domestic Violence
Session:
 D-6. SSSR: Seeing Religion: Visual Research Methods II

  



2013 Annual Meeting - American Academy of Religion (AAR)

November 23-26, 2013
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Conference programme


Pamela Klassen (University of Toronto)

Presenter
Title:
The Politics of Protestant Healing: Theoretical Tools for the Study of Spiritual Bodies and the Body Politic
Session:
A23-317 - The Ethnographic Lens and New Approaches to the Study of Christian Spirituality

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