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AASR January Newsletter

The latest JASR issue (Vol. 34 No. 3) has been published with the following articles:

Introduction to the Special Issue on Religion, Spirituality and the New African Diaspora
by Victor Counted and Ibrahim Abraham

Leveraging African Spirituality and Popular Culture betwixt Africa and the African Diaspora
by Afe Adogame and  Ruth Vida Amwe

Religion, Migration and the New African Diaspora
by Megan Anna Neff, Richard G. Cowden, Lisanda Masilela and Victor Counted

Religious Spaces of Care in the Postsecular City
by Richard Burgess

The Religious Encounters of the New African Diaspora in China and Malaysia
by Allen Hai Xiao and Zheyuan Deng

Whiteness, Religious Diversity and Relational Belonging
by Enqi Weng, Anna Halafoff, Danielle Campbell, William Abur, Gary Bouma and Greg Barton

You are invited to attend a webinar on ‘Methodological Challenges in Religious Studies: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches’
Speaker/Presenter : Dr Ansgar Jödicke (Senior lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Coordinator : Dr Yaghoob Foroutan (Mazandaran University, Iran & Waikato University, New Zealand)
Time: Thursday,  January 20, 2022 (8:00PM, Iran GMT+3:30)


  • Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion Conference, Belfast, Queens University Belfast, 10-13 June 2022. Abstract deadline: 15 January 2022. More info
  • SAVE THE DATE: Centre for the Study of Bible and Violence, online conference, 23rd-25th May on  “Healing and Harm: Intersections of Trauma, Justice and Scripture”. Details to come.


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