Growing religious diversity characterizes most countries across the world, often linked to the globalization of migration, politics, economies, and the media. The diversity offers new challenges of managing religion in countries that previously were more religiously homogenous. The 24th Nordic Conference for Sociology of Religion seeks a more thorough understanding, theoretically as well as empirically, of religion, politics, and boundaries. While sociologists often have attempted to understand these developments in terms of single dimension theories, we would like to find out how this complexity is part of processes of change and continuity in contemporary society.
We invite sessions that focus on these and other topics in the sociology of religion.
Session proposals are due on December 1. 2017
Decision Notification: January 31. 2018.
CONFERENCE DATES: August 1 – 3, 2018.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT THE CONFERENCE:
- Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA The Global Rise of Religious Violence.
- Line Nyhagen, Reader in sociology, Loughborough University, UK Contestations of Feminism, Secularism and Religion.
- Lorne Dawson, University of Waterloo, Canada Understanding the Role of Religion in the Radicalization of Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq.