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Webinars: Dipartimento scienzeformazione fenomenoreligioso

Gentile Collega,

le registrazione dei precedenti webinars si possono trovare qui di seguito.

Costa, Morsello:
Cipriani, Faggiano, Piccini:  

Cimino, Dell’Orletta, Venturi:  

Cordiali saluti.

La Segreteria Organizzativa
Ricerca sulla Religiosità in Italia

Dear Colleague,

the recordings of the previous webinars can be found here below.

Costa, Morsello:
Cipriani, Faggiano, Piccini:
Cimino, Dell’Orletta, Venturi:    

Kind regards,

The Organising Secretariat

Research on Religiosity in Italy

Reports published: Modest Fashion in UK Women’s Working Life

Announcing the publication of two new reports:

Modest Fashion in UK Women’s Working Life: A report for fashion and the creative industries and creative arts education, by Reina Lewis, Kristin Aune & Lina Molokotos-Liederman

Modest Fashion in UK Women’s Working Life: A report for employers, HR professionals, religious organisations, and policymakers, by Kristin Aune, Reina Lewis & Lina Molokotos-Liederman

You can read the research report and watch a film of the Parliamentary Roundtable at which they were launched here:  

Free to download, the two reports reveal findings from 65 interviews with women working in faith-based organisations in the UK, with women travelling to Saudi Arabia for work, and with fashion and HR professionals and mediators working in the UK and the Gulf. They offer insights into a rarely focused on sector of women’s experience of fashion at work and provide recommendations for fashion and the creative industries as well as employers, HR and diversity practitioners, religious organisations and policymakers. The reports were published as part of the project Modest Fashion in UK Women’s Working Life, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and conducted at the London College of Fashion (University of the Arts London) and the Centre for Trust, Peace & Social Relations (Coventry University).

The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) “Religion IV” is now freely available

The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) has conducted annual cross-national surveys since 1985. One of its reoccurring topics has been on religion and religious change. The ISSP Religion study was first conducted in 1991. It was fielded in 18 countries which collected 24,970 cases. Religion II was fielded in 1998 by 32 countries with 39,034 cases. Religion III in 2008 covered 46 countries, including four non-ISSP members with funds from the Templeton Foundation (Indonesia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania) with a total of 66,683 cases. Religion IV in 2018 was carried out in 48 countries, including 15 extra countries with funds from the Templeton Religion Trust (Algeria, Cambodia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Vietnam) with a total of 68,186 cases.

Along with the earlier rounds Religion IV is now freely available from the GESIS archive in Cologne as indicated below:

Data access including download in SPSS or Stata format, is offered online via GESIS Search at:

Overview information on this release can be found at the respective “module page” at:

Together with the international ISSP 2018 data set comes the data of “A cross-national and comparative study of religion” in additional 14 countries based on the ISSP questionnaire. The project was chaired by NORC and the data is offered in SPSS or Stata format online via GESIS Search at:

To facilitate the linkage of these data with the international ISSP data set, we are providing match syntax files in SPSS and Stata.

Overview information on the project can be found at:

Socrel blog on Medium: call for blogs from Socrel members

The Socrel blog now has a new home on the publishing platform Medium, which can be found at  

We hope that the site on Medium can act as a showcase for the research that we do as Socrel members and help promote our work in the sociology of religion to a wider audience. To this end, I invite you to submit blog posts for Medium that can be published in the following months.   

Blogs can be from 500 to 1,000 words and can be about any aspect of your research and/or research practice.   

Recent blogs include: 

Ahmed Topkev’s comparative journalism research on the framing of religion in British and Turkish newspapers: (  

Laura Jones’ research about Ramadan using visual methods:  

Conversations on Multiple Religious Belonging

Following a successful conference on Multiple Religious Belonging, we’d like to offer an opportunity to continue these conversations and hopefully draw in more people from other disciplines and traditions. We have noted that work on multiple religious belonging, interfaith relationships and communities, interreligious dialogue, and other areas are often treated separately but can have significant points of connection which it would be useful to explore.

To enable this, the Hyphen Project will be hosting Zoom discussions every two months for the next year, beginning on December 10th 2020 at 7:30pm GMT. These will be informal sessions when we hope everyone will be able to share their experience, research, and questions. If you’d like to attend, please email Grace Milton at to be sent the Zoom link. And please feel free to share this with anyone else who might be interested!

New Podcast: “Religion Unmuted”


The Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) at Rice University, directed by Prof. Elaine Howard Ecklund, has launched a new podcast! RELIGION UNMUTED is the podcast that brings women’s voices to the table. We explore how religion impacts public discourse around important social issues, like racism, politics, immigration, health, and the body. Join us for research-driven dialogue that amplifies women’s voices in conversation about religion and public life. Subscribe on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen; all episodes are available here: .