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Re-emergence of Religion as a Social Force in Europe?

04 June 10

Venue: The Møller Centre, Cambridge, UK 9:30am to 4:30pm Cost: £68 (including refreshments and lunch)

This conference presents the key findings from Relemerge, an international academic research programme funded by NORFACE. The aim of the programme, which ran from 2007 to 2010, was to probe the current condition of religion in Europe against the background of European secularism and the re-kindling of religious activity brought about by the political and social changes in Europe of the past thirty years. The ten innovative and methodologically varied projects have looked at the significance of religion in contemporary social life and explored the social and cultural impacts of recent religious growth points, such as Pentecostalism and Islam. We invite you to join us for what promises to be a lively debate marking the end of the programme.

The Ten Projects

What are the Impacts of Religious Diversity? Regions in Three European Countries Compared Professor Volkhard Krech, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany; The Architecture of Contemporary Religious Transmission Professor Roger Hewitt, Goldsmiths, UK; Ethnic Relations and Religious Mobilisation of Muslims in Europe Professor Karen Phalet, Utrecht University, Netherlands; Extending and Enhancing the ISSP 2008 Module on Religion Professor David Voas, University of Manchester, UK; Gender, Nation and Religious Diversity in Force at European Pilgrimage Sites Professor Willy Jansen, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands; REM - Religion, Euroskepticism and the Media Professor Claes De Vrees, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 'Recognizing Christianity': How African Immigrants Redefine the European Religious Heritage Professor Ramon Sarró, University of Lisbon, Portugal; Religious Sources of Solidarity in Europe Professor Peer Scheepers, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands; Transnational Nigerian-Initiated Pentecostal Churches, Networks and Believers in Three Northern Countries Professor André Droogers, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands; The Emergence of Islamic Fashion as a Social Force in Europe Professor Annelies Moors, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 For further information and to book a place please email: c.bates@gold.ac.uk Scientific Co-ordinator: Professor Roger Hewitt, Goldsmiths, University of London www.relemerge.org.

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