Lecture: “Les fondements des laïcités en Afrique centrale à l’épreuve du protestantisme évangélique”

Le Centre de recherche Société, Droit et Religions de l’Université de Sherbrooke (SoDRUS), en collaboration avec la Chaire de recherche Droit, Religion et Laïcité, vous propose un cycle de conférences. Nous vous invitons à notre première conférence publique de cette session qui aura lieu le mercredi 31 octobre 2018.

Les fondements des laïcités en Afrique centrale à l’épreuve du protestantisme évangélique

Date : Le mercredi 31 octobre 2018

Heure : De 12 h 00 à 13 h 30

Lieu : Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines. Local A4-166

Cette conférence est donnée par Guy Bucumi, chercheur postdoctoral à la Chaire de recherche Droit, religion et laïcité de la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Pour plus d’informations, consultez la page suivante : https://www.usherbrooke.ca/chaire-droit-religion-laicite/accueil/evenements/evenements-details/e/38003/ Pour vous désabonner de la liste d’envoi du SoDRUS, merci de cliquer sur le bouton suivant : Se désabonner

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SAFSOR: Scuola di Alta Formazione in Sociologia della Religione — Roma, 19-21 dicembre 2018

ICSOR, viale delle Milizie 108, scala A, interno 1 (metro A: Ottaviano), tel. 3475160442

PROGRAMMA

Mercoledì, 19 Dicembre

  • 9:30 – 10:00: Inaugurazione e saluti, Roberto Cipriani, Cecilia Costa ed Emanuela C. del Re
  • 10:00 – 11:00: Relazione introduttiva del Presidente Onorario dell’ICSOR, Franco Ferrarotti, su “Sacro e religioso”
  • 11:00 – 12:00: Relazione di Cristián Parker, Università di Santiago del Cile, “Popular cultures and religions in the context of multiple modernities: a southern vision”
  • 15:00 – 16:00: “Economia e grandi religioni orientali: una rilettura di Max Weber”, Carlo Prandi
  • 16:45 – 17:45: “La ricerca qualitativa per studiare la religiosità”, Rita Bichi
  • 18:00 – 19:00: “Il Sinodo dei Giovani”, Cecilia Costa
  • 19:30: Visita alla Sinagoga ed al Museo Ebraico
  • 20:30: Cena Sociale: Nonna Betta (via del Portico d’Ottavia 16, quota individuale: 20 euro)

Giovedì, 20 Dicembre

  • 9:00 – 10:00: “Heidegger ed alcuni aspetti degli atteggiamenti religiosi contemporanei”, Paolo Montesperelli
  • 10:45 – 11:45: “Una nuova ‘ora di punta degli dei’. La fioritura delle nuove religioni in Corea del Sud”, Massimo Introvigne
  • 12:00 – 13:00: “Problemi metodologici della ricerca empirica in sociologia della religione”, Enzo Campelli
  • 15:00 – 16:00: “Il divino femminile in Italia: post-shamanism, neo-shamanism e femminismo spirituale”, Enrica Tedeschi
  • 16:45 – 17:45: Presentazione del volume Women and religion. Contemporary and future challenges in the global era, edited by Elisabetta Ruspini, Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, and Consuelo Corradi, Policy Press
  • 17.45-18:45: Cocktail’s lifestyle. Alcool, religioni e nuove ritualità (workshop), Simona Scotti
  • 18.45-19:45: Incontro conviviale con la Comunità Sikh

Venerdì, 21 Dicembre

  • 9:00 – 10:00: “La ‘politicità’ delle religioni assiali. A partire da S. Eisenstadt”, Pietro De Marco
  • 10:45 – 11:45: “Populismo e religione”, Monica Simeoni
  • 12:00 – 13:00: “Imam d’Italia: una ricerca sulle guide spirituali musulmane”, Paolo Naso
  • 15:00 – 16:00: “L’evoluzione della religione nella società digitale”, Costantino Cipolla
  • 16:45 – 17:45: “Minoranze e religioni”, Emanuela C. Del Re
  • 17:45 – 18:00: Dibattito. A seguire: Cerimonia di chiusura e Consegna degli attestati

15e anniversaire du SoDRUS

Quel sens peut-on donner à l’évolution religieuse québécoise des deux dernière décennies ? Où le Québec s’en va-t-il ?

Date : Le mardi 2 octobre 2018

Heure : De 16 h 00 à 18 h 00

Lieu : Campus principal de Sherbrooke, Faculté de droit, Centre judiciaire, local A9-130

Ce débat sera animé par le professeur Sami Aoun (Professeur titulaire, département de politique appliquée, Université de Sherbrooke et directeur de l’Observatoire du Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique du nord (OMAN) à la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques de l’UQAM). Trois personnes qui ont été placées directement au cœur de cette évolution québécoise par leurs recherches et/ou par des mandats publics reçus, agiront à titre de panélistes, l’honorable Louis Lebel (Juge à la retraite de la Cour suprême du Canada et juge en résidence à la Faculté de droit de l’Université Laval), le professeur Joseph-Yvon Thériault (Professeur titulaire, département de sociologie, Université du Québec à Montréal) et la professeure Deirdre Meintel (Professeure titulaire, département d’anthropologie, Université de Montréal et directrice du Centre d’études ethniques des universités montréalaises CEETUM).

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Cordialement,

Audrey Anne Blanchet

-Étudiante à la maîtrise en études politiques appliquées, cheminement recherche appliquée (mémoire)

-Coordinatrice du Centre de recherche Société, Droit et Religions de l’Université de Sherbrooke (SoDRUS)

Registration Open: British Muslims and health at the University of Bradford (12 Sept)

British Muslims and health: addressing inequalities and promoting access

Register at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-muslims-and-health-addressing-inequalities-and-promoting-access-tickets-48643598312

Numerous studies have shown that British Muslims suffer from chronic diseases such cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, childhood obesity and genetic and mental health conditions at a significantly higher rate than the wider UK population. Typically, the reasons for these inequalities are described in terms of the higher levels of poverty and deprivation among the British Muslim population. However, the phenomenon of health inequalities is more complex than that. Lower levels of physical activity, dietary practices, gendered notions of fitness and taboos around certain activities all raise questions and require open and informed discussion between academic researchers, clinicians and those active within British Muslim communities. Such questions are often drowned out, however, by more post-9/11 narratives about British Muslims in society.

This conference seeks to create a space to present new research and debate issues relating to health and health inequalities among British Muslims. It will cover:

  • How the concept of disease is negotiated within British Muslim communities in personal, cultural and religious terms vis-à-vis Islamic narratives on the body and health;
  • The structural dimensions of the health inequalities among British Muslims, covering the effects of migration, ethnicity, everyday life and government on health issues;

  • The possible role of Islamic religious settings and leaders in responding to the challenges of health inequalities among British Muslims.

The conference is being organised by the Muslims in Britain Research Network in partnership with the Born in Bradford (BiB) project (https://borninbradford.nhs.uk/). BiB is a cohort study examining the reasons for high rates of illness among children, adults, families and communities, by exploring ethnic dimensions of health and illness. It involves a multi-disciplinary team of researchers. As part of BiB study, Dr Sufyan Abid Dogra is exploring how Islamic religious settings can be used for health promotion in the UK, funded by National Institute for Health Research.

Confirmed speakers and organisations include (more TBC):

  • Professor Neil Small, University of Bradford
  • Professor Carolyn Summerbell
  • Professor Kamran Siddiqui, University of York
  • Muslim Council of Britain
  • Community Health Organisation Bradford
  • Bradford Council of Mosques

Conference Call for Papers Conference: ‘Religion Matters’

Conference: ‘Religion Matters’: Celebrating the Work of Professor Peter Lineham

Dates: Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2018
Location: Massey University (Albany Campus)

At the end of 2018 Professor Peter Lineham will ‘retire’ after a lifetime of service and employment as an historian at Massey University. Over that time Peter has made exceptional contributions on many fronts, perhaps most notably through enriching scholarly and public understanding of religion and the history of Aotearoa New Zealand. In this respect, his many writings, conference papers, radio and TV interviews, and his influence on countless students and thesis writers all bear testimony to a remarkable impact and legacy. Peter is best known as an historian of religion. Yet his work has always been characterised by an extraordinary range – addressing diverse traditions, historical and contemporary concerns, and issues extending from print culture to politics, sectarianism to sport, and welfare to demographic change. A consistent thread has been to examine, through bold arguments and in more intimate detail, how and why ‘religion matters’; and to tease out the interwoven dimensions of religion, society and culture, whether in Aotearoa New Zealand, our region, or in a wider global perspective. Peter has also consistently sought to provoke curiosity and spark healthy debate, typically with a splash of sparkle and fun.

‘Religion Matters’ seeks to honour Peter and his contributions through a dedicated conference, exploring this theme in the context of New Zealand and further afield. This two-day event will be based at Massey University’s Albany campus. It will combine lively academic examinations of the ‘Religion Matters’ theme, a celebration dinner, and opportunity for colleagues and connections of Peter to interact together and with him.

The keynote speaker is Dr Meredith Lake, author of the recently-published and already acclaimed volume The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History (New South Books, 2018); see further https://www.meredithlake.com/meet-meredith . Professor Michael Belgrave and the Rev. Dr Allan Davidson will directly address Peter’s academic career and public contribution. Peter will also have a right of reply.

Therefore, we invite offers of papers from historians and others that address the conference theme, ‘Religion Matters’, in relation to New Zealand or other contexts. In keeping with Peter’s wide interests, we anticipate that papers will cover a range of relevant approaches and issues, including critique of the conference theme.

Paper proposals should be sent by email to Dr Hugh Morrison (hugh.morrison@otago.ac.nz ) in the form of a 200 word (maximum) abstract, with a paragraph outlining academic or professional background.

All proposals need to be received by Friday 10 August, 2018. Accepted papers will be notified by Friday 7 September.

Sponsored by the Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand and the School of Humanities, Massey University

News and Events Reposted from AASR (May/June, 2018)

Here is a set of events, updates, and conferences/calls-for-papers reposted from the website of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (https://www.aasr.org.au/mayjune/)

Events:

Updates:

Conferences / call for papers:

Conference ‘Religion and Culture in Conflict and Peace’

Good afternoon,

I’d like to share with you the forthcoming conference ‘Religion and Culture in Conflict and Peace’ organised by the centre of Religion Reconciliation and Peace at the University of Winchester, 20-21 June 2018, I think the programme may be of interest to you. We’d be most grateful if you could share this information with anyone you know who could be interested.

Key speakers include Mohammed Abu-nimer and Susan Hayward. As well as some fascinating papers looking at conflicts from around the world, we have also built in a history walk of the City of Winchester.

More information and booking via the conference website:https://www.winchesterpeaceconference.com/

With best wishes,

Rebecca Bellamy

Centre Coordinator & Partnerships Officer

On part-time secondment to the European Council of Religious Leaders

Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace (WCRRP)

Religion as Political Communication: A Symposium

Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Communication and Culture is organising an event on Religion as Political Communication on 7th June 2018. There will be four speakers (see programme below). You are all welcome to attend. The event is free with refreshments provided, but please book your place in advance (via the link below) for catering purpose: 

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/crcc/events/eventslist/religion-as-political-communication.html

Religion as Political Communication: A Symposium

10:00 – 16:00, 7th June 2018

Religion is communicated politically in multiple ways: by religious institutions and individuals, by governments with different approaches to religion, via various artistic and cultural expressions, by secular news media, and via digital platforms and communities (Lundby 2017). The types and contents of politically communicated religion are diverse and complex, ranging from the Church of England’s conservative stance on marriage as reserved for heterosexual couples, French lawmakers interpreting religious symbols such as the veil as ‘too political’, the West-End musical success ‘The Book of Mormon’, terrorist acts of violence committed in the name of religion, to representations of ‘Muslims’ as a non-diversified group. Religion can communicate political stances in both direct and indirect ways, such as when drawings of the Prophet Mohammad are considered as unacceptably irreverent expressions of free speech, or when specific positions on abortion, creationism, stem-cell research and euthanasia are inferred when someone declares their stance as ‘religious’. In this symposium, internationally leading scholars on religion and politics are invited to address and debate religion as political communication.

Programme

10:00 Welcome and introductions

10:15 Dr Elizabeth Poole (Keele University): Contesting #stopislam: Political frictions and appropriation in online spaces

10:45 Professor Jolyon Mitchell ((University of Edinburg): The Ambivalent Role of Religion and the Media Arts as Political Communication in Israel /Palestine

11:15 Q & A session

11:45 Lunch and networking

13:00 Dr Jasjit Singh (University of Leeds): The construction of ‘Sikh radicalisation’ in Britain

13:30 Professor Mia Løvheim (Uppsala University, Sweden): Religion, mediatization and a changing political landscape

14:00 Q & A

14:30 Coffee break and networking

15:00 Roundtable discussion

15:45 End of programme

Symposium organisers: Dr Line Nyhagen (Social Sciences), Dr Alexandre Christoyannopoulos (Politics, History and International Relations), PhD student Xinan Li (Social Sciences), Loughborough University.

For speakers’ abstracts, please see: 

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/crcc/events/eventslist/religion-as-political-communication.html

Conférence: L’influence étatsunienne sur le droit canadien des religions – 28 mars 2018

Le cycle de conférences du Centre de recherche Société, Droit et Religions de l’Université de Sherbrooke (SoDRUS) se poursuit. Nous vous invitons à notre dernière conférence publique de cette session qui aura lieu le mercredi 28 mars 2018.

L’influence étatsunienne sur le droit canadien des religions

Date : Le mercredi 28 mars 2018

Heure : De 12 h 00 à 13 h 30

Lieu : Campus principal de Sherbrooke, Faculté de droit, local A9-162

Cette conférence sera présentée par Stéphane Bernatchez, professeur titulaire à la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke.

Pour plus d’information sur la conférence, visitez la page suivante : https://www.usherbrooke.ca/sodrus/index.php?id=1251&user_udesnewsdisplay_pi4%5Bitem%5D=35377

Conférences: La nation, la laïcité et le pluralisme religieux

Le cycle de conférences du Centre de recherche Société, Droit et Religions de l’Université de Sherbrooke (SoDRUS) se poursuit. Nous vous invitons à une conférence publique qui aura lieu le mercredi 7 mars 2018. Intitulée La nation, la laïcité et le pluralisme religieux, cette conférence sera présentée par Michel Seymour, professeur titulaire au département de philosophie de l’Université de Montréal.

 La nation, la laïcité et le pluralisme religieux

Date : Le mercredi 7 mars 2018
Heure : De 12 h 00 à 13 h 30
Lieu : Campus principal de Sherbrooke, Faculté de droit, local A9-162

Pour plus d’information sur la conférence, visitez la page suivante :
https://www.usherbrooke.ca/sodrus/accueil/evenements/evenements-details/e/35376/