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Nonreligion & Secularity Research Network – June 2021 Newsletter

Please find below the NSRN’s June 2021 newsletter. News and announcements made by the NSRN and submitted by NSRN members are distributed monthly in this newsletter. To submit an announcement, news, or other relevant information to the next newsletter, please contact the NSRN Managing Editors at

Launch of new newsletter – June 2021

Welcome! The NSRN is pleased to announce the launch of its new monthly newsletter. This newsletter replaces the old NSRN Listservs. The old Listservs are no longer monitored and will be deleted at the end of June. Moving forward, this newsletter will contain information about NSRN events and announcements as well as information and announcements submitted by network members. The newsletter is very much intended as a way for network members to share resources and news with one another. To submit content to the newsletter, please contact the NSRN Managing Editors at

NSRN 2021 Conference – June 16-18, 2021

The NSRN’s 2021 conference will be taking place (online via Zoom) June 16-18. The event is free for all to attend. A copy of the preliminary conference program can be found here. A final version of the program will be emailed to all those who have registered for the event.

Registration for the event is open until June 11. To register, please complete the registration form available here.

Paid postdoctoral opportunity with the Nonreligion in a Complex Future project

The Nonreligion in a Complex Future (NCF) project is seeking a postdoctoral researcher who is fluent in English and has proficiency in Norwegian, Danish or Swedish. This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar whose research relates to the study of society and social change. Time will be allocated for the candidate to work on their own research, but the primary responsibilities will be to assist in supporting the ongoing international research of the NCF project.

The duration of this position is one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The postdoctoral researcher will receive a salary of $36,000 CAD per year and will begin no later than September 1, 2021.

More details, including application instructions can be found here.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2021

Publications and Resources

·         Secular Studies 3(1)- This issue was guest edited by NSRN members Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme and Zachary Munro. Several other NSRN members also contributed to this issue.

·         Secularism & Nonreligion article by Malcolm Katrak and Shardool Kulkarni: “Unravelling the Indian Conception of Secularism: Tremors of the Pandemic and Beyond.”

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