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2014



 

This section provides you with information regarding the Religion and Diversity Project team members who participated in conferences in 2014.

  



Dec 3-5 Religion, Diversity and Governance - Annual Conference of the  AASR
Nov 22-25 American Academy of Religion (AAR) - Annual Meeting
Oct 31-Nov 2 2014 SSSR Annual Meeting
Aug 20-22 22nd Nordic Conference for Sociology of Religion
July 13-19 XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology
May 29-31 Comparing Public Commissions on Cultural and Religious Diversity
May 24-27 Congress 2014 - Canadian Society for the Study of Religion
April 24 Religious Freedom "versus" Equal Rights?
March 14-16 International Relations and Human Rights
March 12-15 Metropolis - 16th Annual Conference



 



Religion, Diversity and Governance - Annual Conference of the 
Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR)

December 3-5, 2014
Deakin University, Melbourne City Centre Campus, Melbourne, Australia


Keynote Speakers:

Gary D. Bouma (Monash University)

Title: Why Australia is Successfully Multicultural, or How Australia is not Europe 
Date and time: December 3, 2015, 5:30pm-6:15pm

Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa)
Title: The Stories People Tell: What we can Learn about Religious Diversity from Everyday Life
Date and time: December 4, 2015, 4pm-5pm 


Christopher Helland (Dalhousie University)

Session: Religion, Media and Diversity 
Title: Connecting with the Sacred in Cyberspace: Examining the Developing Role of the Internet within Tibetan Diaspora Religion 
Date and time: December 5, 2015, 11am – 12pm


   



2014 American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting

November 22-25, 2014
San Diego, California, United States
Conference programme


Patrice Brodeur (Université de Montréal) 

Presider
Group:
 Interreligious and Interfaith Studies
Theme: Dialogue among Three Strands of Dialogue Researchers
Date and time: November 24, 2014, 1pm-3:30pm 


Pamela Klassen (University of Toronto)

Presider
Section:
 History of Christianity
Theme: Rethinking Church, State, and Sovereignty: Comparative Historical Contexts in the Americas
Date and time: November 23, 2014, 1pm-2:30pm

Presider 
Group:
 Ritual Studies 
Theme: The Craft of Ritual Studies by Ronald L. Grimes (Oxford University Press, 2014), Author Meets Critics
Date and time: November 23, 2014, 3pm-4:30pm

Panelist
Seminar:
 Responsible Research Practices 
Theme: Toward an AAR Code of Conduct
Date and Time: November 23, 2014, 5pm-6:30pm


Rubina Ramji (Cape Breton University)

Panelist
Group: Religion and Migration Group
Theme: Online/Offline Religiosity in Muslim Migration Context
Date and time: November 22, 2014, 4pm-6:30pm

Panelist
Group:
 Religion, Film, and Visual Culture Group
Theme: The Journal of Religion & Film: Past, Present, and Future
Date and time: November 23, 2014, 1pm-2:30pm


Winnifred Sullivan (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Panelist
Section:
 History of Christianity
Theme: Rethinking Church, State, and Sovereignty: Comparative Historical Contexts in the Americas
Date and time: November 21, 2014, 1pm-2:30pm

Panelist
Section: History of Christianity
Theme: Rethinking Church, State, and Sovereignty: Comparative Historical Contexts in the Americas
Date and time: November 23, 2014, 1pm–2:30pm

Panelist
Section:
 North American Association for the Study of Religion
Theme: Presidential Panel: The Category of Religion in the Technology of Statecraft: Theorizing Religions as Vestigial States
Date and time: November 23, 2014, 1pm–3:30pm

Panelist
Section: Law, Religion, and Culture Group
Theme: Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby: Reflections on Religious Liberty in the US
Date and time: November 23, 2014, 3pm–4:30pm



Student Team Members                                        


Christine L. Cusack (University of Ottawa)

Presenter
Section:
 Religion and Public Schools: International Perspectives Group
Theme: Secular or (Inter-)Religious/Theological Approaches to Religion Education in Public Schools: Theory and Politics
Title: Deconfessionalization and the Ethics and Religious Culture Program in Québec Elementary Schools: Shaping Citizenship in a  Religiously Diverse Society
Date and time: November 22, 2014, 1pm–3:30pm


Stéphanie Gravel (Université de Montréal)

Presenter
Section: Religion and Public Schools: International Perspectives Group
Theme: Secular or (Inter-)Religious/Theological Approaches to Religion Education in Public Schools: Theory and Politics
Title: Québec’s Ethics and Religious Culture Curriculum: Teacher Impartiality and Training
Date and time: November 22, 2014, 1:00pm–3:30pm

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2014 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting

October 31 - November 2, 2014
JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Conference programme


Team Members


James A. Beckford (University of Warwick)

Presenter
Title: 
Defending the sociology of religion against radical orthodox theology and critical religious studies
Session:
 H-8. SSSR: Religion and Sociology
Date and time:
 November 1, 2014, 3:45pm-5:15pm


Peter Beyer (University of Ottawa)

Presenter
Title:
 SSSR: Bridging into Adulthood: Continuity and Discontinuity in Religious Identity among Second Generation Canadians of Diverse Religious Backgrounds
Session:
 D-1. SSSR: Young People, Religion and Diversity II
Date and time:
 October 31, 2014, 2:45pm-4:15pm


Gary Bouma (Monash University)

Organiser and Convener
Session:
 H-2. SSSR: A Comparison Of National Approaches To Managing Religious Diversity
Date and time:
 November 1, 2014, 3:45pm-5:15pm

Presenter
Title:
 Religion and Education in Australia: Conflicting Agendas and Outcomes in recent policy and practice
Session:
 J-2. SSSR: Religion, Education and Diversity: Exploring Religious Literacy and Citizenship
Date and time:
 November 2, 2014, 9:45am-11:15am


Prema Kurien (Syracuse University)

Presenter
Title:
 Migration, Generational Change, and Perspectives on "Good Christian Women": Indian American Christians
Session:
 A-8. RRA: Family, Gender, and Society (RRA-SSSR)
Date and time:
 October 31, 2014, 8am-9:30am

Presenter
Title:
 The Political Incorporation of Religious Minorities: Canada and the United States
Session: 
H-2. SSSR: A Comparison Of National Approaches To Managing Religious Diversity
Date and time:
 November 1, 2014, 3:45pm-5:15pm


André Laliberté (University of Ottawa)                                  

Presenter
Title:
 SSSR: The political economy of merit in China and Taiwan: A comparative perspective on relations between states and Buddhist associations
Session:
 G-1. SSSR: Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity: Religious associations and the state in Asia
Date and time:
  November 1, 2014, 2pm-3:30pm                               


Solange Lefebvre (Université de Montréal)

Presenter
Title: Canada: Between France and Britain
Session:
 H-2. SSSR: A Comparison Of National Approaches To Managing Religious Diversity
Date and time:
 November 1, 2014, 3:45pm-5:15pm

Presenter (Co-Author 1: Julia Martínez-Ariño, Université de Montréal)
Title: Aternative educational approches to religious pluralism for youth
Session:
 J-2. SSSR: Religion, Education and Diversity: Exploring Religious Literacy and Citizenship
Date and time:
 November 2, 2014, 9:45am-11:15am


Nancy Nason-Clark (University of New Brunswick)

Discussant
Session: J-3. RRA: Aurhor Meets Critics: Men Who Batter By Nancy Nason-Clark and Barbara Fisher-Townsend
Date and time:
 November 2, 2014, 9:45am-11:15am


Samuel Reimer (Crandall University)

Presenter (Co-Author: Michael Wilkinson, Trinity Western University)
Title: Canadian Christian Churches and Immigrant Support
Session: H-13. SSSR: Religion and Measurement
Date and time: November 1, 2014, 3:45pm-5:15pm


Peter Martini (University of Nevada, Reno)

Presenter (Co-Authors: Victoria Springer and James T. Richardson, University of Nevada, Reno)
Title: 
Differential and conflicting impact of secular and Muslim identities on perceived seriousness of problems facing the American Muslim community
Session:
 I-12. SSSR: Intersections in Culture and Religion
Date and time:
 November 2, 2014, 8am-9:30am


Heather Shipley (University of Ottawa)

Organiser and Convener
Session:
 F-14. SSSR: Queer Religious Young People I
Date and time:  November 1, 2014, 9:45am-11:15am

Organiser and Presenter
Title: 
Religion, Youth and Queer Identities in Canada
Session:
 H-1. SSSR: Queer Religious Young People II, co-organised with Elisabeth Arweck
Date and time: November 1, 2014, 3:45am-5:15pm

Convener
Session:
 C-2. SSSR: Young People, Religion and Diversity I, co-organised with Elisabeth Arweck
Date and time: October 31, 2014, 1pm-2:30pm

Organiser
Session: D-1. SSSR: Young People, Religion and Diversity II D-3, co-organised with Elisabeth Arweck
Date and time: October 31, 2014, 2:45pm-4:15pm

Convener
Session:
 I-1. SSSR: Young People, Religion and Diversity III, co-organised with Elisabeth Arweck
Date and time:
 November 2, 2014, 8am-9:30am

Presenter
Presentation title:
 Experiencing Religion and Sexual Diversity in Ontario's Schools
Session:
 J-1. SSSR: Young People, Religion and Diversity IV
Date and time:
 November 2, 2014, 9:45am-11:15am
  


Student Team Members                                        


Christine L. Cusack (University of Ottawa)

Convener and Presenter
Title: SSSR: Ethics and religious culture in the elementary classroom: An innovative approach to religious literacy
Session:
 D-15. SSSR: Culture, Counseling, and Conversion
Date and time:
 October 31, 2014, 2:45pm-4:15pm

Organiser and Convener
Session:
 J-2. SSSR: Religion, Education and Diversity: Exploring Religious Literacy and Citizenship
Date and time:
 November 2, 2014, 9:45-11:15am


Leo Van Arragon (University of Ottawa)

Presenter
Title:
 Education about religion in Ontario public education - Religious literacy or civic assimilation?
Session:
 J-2. SSSR: Religion, Education and Diversity: Exploring Religious Literacy and Citizenship
Date and time:
 November 2, 2014, 9:45am-11:15am

 


 


22nd Nordic Conference for Sociology of Religion

August 20-22, 2014
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Conference programme


Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa)

Keynote Speaker
Title: Deep Equality as an Alternative to Accommodation and Tolerance
 


   

XVIII International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology

July 13-19, 2014
Yokohama, Japan
Conference Programme


Rukhsana Ahmed (University of Ottawa)

Presenter
Title: The Cons/Truction of Gender in the Canadian Construction Industry
Session: 554. Gender and Work in a Global Context
Date and time: July 17, 2014, 3:30pm-5:20pm


Nacira Guénif-Souilamas (Université Paris-VIII)

Presenter
Title: 
Reflecting/Reflexive Surface: An Ethno-Gender Othering Experience  
Session: 
JS-36. Intersectionality and Intellectual Biographies
Date and time: July 16, 2014, 10:30am-12:20pm

Presenter
Title:
 Postcolonial Sociology: An Oxymoron or a Border Crossing? (Distributed Paper)
Session: JS-75. The Emergence of Sociology in an Interdisciplinary Context – Nothing but Success?
Date and time: 
July 18, 2014, 5:30pm-7:20pm


Solange Lefebvre and Julia Martínez-Ariño (Université de Montréal)

Presenters 
Title:
 Religious Diversity Management and Reasonable Accommodations in Greater Montreal Schools
Session: 394. The Role of Religion in the Public Sphere
Date and time: July 17, 2014, 10:30am-12:20pm




   

Comparing Public Commissions on Cultural and Religious Diversity:
Receptions and Challenges of Implementing
Their Public-Policy Recommendations 

May 29-31, 2014
KAICIID, Schottenring 21. 1010 Wien Austria 
Conference programme


Patrice Brodeur (Université de Montréal) 

Presenter
Title: 
Public Debates and Dialogue


Solange Lefebvre, Giomny H. Ruiz, Karel J. Leyva Rodríguez and Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier (Université de Montréal)

Presenters
Title:
 Media reception: comparative study of national commissions


Lori G. Beaman and Marie-Claude L’Archer (University of Ottawa) 

Presenter
Title:
 Symbolizing Religion: Using Insights from Antiquity to Illuminate Present Day Controversies


Peter Beyer and Marie-Eve Larivière (University of Ottawa) 

Presenter
Presentation Title:
 Glocalization of Diversity Discourse: The United Kingdom and Quebec Compared


Participant: Gary Bouma, Monash University 

Presenter
Title:
 A National Inquiry into Freedom of Religion and Belief in Australia

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Congress 2014 / Canadian Society for the Study of Religion 
Annual Meeting

May 24 – May 27 2014
Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario
Conference programme


Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria) 

Presenter
Title:
 Refugees, Religion and the Social Good in Canada
Session:
 Religion & Secularization
Date and time:
 May 26, 2014, 1:45pm-3:15pm


Rubina Ramji (Cape Breton University) 

Presenter
Title:
 Best Approaches to Examining the Use of Digital Technology and Identity Formation Amongst Muslim Youth
Panel:
 New Muslim Public Spheres in the Digital Age: Identity, Community, Diversity and Authority in Canada
Date and time:
 May 26, 2014, 1:45pm-3:15pm


Samuel Reimer (Crandall University)

Chair and Panelist
Panel:
 Sociology of Religion in Canada
Date and time:
 May 26, 2014, 9am-10:30am

Presenter
Title:
 The Immigrant Settlement Work of Christian Churches in Atlantic Canada
Roundtable:
 The Role of  Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration  in Canada
Date and time:
 May 26, 2014, 10:45am-12:15pm

Presenter
Title:
 Changing the Ethos of Evangelical Congregations: Missional Churches in Canada
Panel:
 Shifting Religion Identities in Canadian Evangelical Congregations
Date and time:
 May 26, 2014, 1:45pm-3:15pm


Michael Wilkinson (Trinity Western University)

Panelist
Panel:
 Sociology of Religion in Canada
Title:
 The Historical Development of the Sociology of Religion in English-Speaking Canada
Date and time
: May 26, 2014, 9am-10:30am 

Participant
Roundtable:
 The Role of  Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration  in Canada
Title:
 The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration: The Case of Refugees in Vancouver, BC
Date and Time:
 May 26, 2014, 10:45am-12:15pm 

Chair
Roundtable:
 Playing Conservatism: The Performance of Evangelical Culture and Formation of Youth Identities
Date and Time:
 May 27, 2014, 10:45pm-12:15pm

 




Postdoctoral Fellows and Student Team Members 


May Al Fartousi (Brock University)


Presenter
Title:
 The Effects of Visits "Back home" on Shi’i Muslim Arabic-Canadian Females' Understanding of Justice
Session:
 Religion & Education
Date and Time:
 May 25, 2014, 9am-10:30am


Ian Alexander Cuthbertson (Queen's University)

Presenter
Title:
 Ostentatious Objects: Borderline Religion and Secular Magic in Montréal
Session:
 Borders of Religious Authority
Date and Time:
 May 26, 2014, 3:30pm-5pm


Paul Gareau (University of Ottawa)

Presenter
Title:
 Reclaiming the Canadian Landscape: The Performance of Catholic Evangelization amongst Youth
Round table:
 Playing Conservatism: The Performance of Evangelical Culture and Formation of Youth Identities
Date and Time:
 May 27, 2014, 10:45pm-12:15pm


Aldea Mulhern (University of Toronto)

Presider
Session:
 Charles Taylor on Secularization
Date and Time:
 May 25, 2014, 3:30pm-5pm

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Religious Freedom “versus” Equal Rights? Emerging Dilemmas in Law
and Policy Across the Americas: Gender, Sexuality, Religion
  

April 24, 2014, 2pm-6pm
Hemispheric Institute for Performance & Politic
s, New York, New York, United States


Forum Participants: Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa) and Benjamin Berger (Osgoode Hall Law School)

 


 



March 14-16, 2014
Vilnius, Lithuania
Conference programme


James T. Richardson, University of Nevada, Reno

Presenter
Title:
 A Sociological Interpretation of Jurisprudential Patterns Religious Freedom and Human Civil Rights in Council of Europe Nations 
Session:
 Valakupiu, 5


 
 


Metropolis 16th Annual Conference

March 12-15, 2014
Hilton, Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, Québec
Conference programme


Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa)

Presenter
Title:
 Seeking Deep Equality: The Religion And Diversity Project
Session: 
Talking About Security And Resilience In A Multicultural Society


Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria)

Organiser
Session:
 Under the Cover: A Reflection on Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond, edited by Paul Bramadat and Lorne Dawson (University of Toronto Press, Forthcoming)


Peter Beyer (University of Ottawa)

Presenter
Title:
 Securitization And Young Muslim Males: Is None Too Many?
Session:
 Under the Cover: A Reflection on Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond, edited by Paul Bramadat and Lorne Dawson (University of Toronto Press, Forthcoming)

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