CSCMS Public Lecture

The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies <> at the University of Western Sydney invites you to attend the third in its 2012 Public Lecture Series:

‘Religion, Immigration and Multiculturalism in Canada: The Next Generation’
Speaker: Professor Peter Beyer <>, University of Ottawa, Canada

Date: Tuesday 8 May, 2012
Time: 13:30-15:00

Venue: UWS Bankstown Campus<>
Building 1
Level 1 Room 117
Afternoon tea will served.

Please RSVP to by Thursday 3 May.

In this lecture, Professor Beyer will discuss the religious, cultural, demographic, political, and economic consequences of post 1970 immigration of Canada with special focus on the Canada-born and Canada-raised generations. The focus will be on immigration policy and its consequences, economic integration and marginalization, political participation, major subpopulation differences according to religion and cultural origin, public multiculturalism policy, and perception of multiculturalism and religious diversity among the second generation using religious difference and degree of religious involvement as primary variables.

Peter Beyer is professor of religious studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. His publications include Religion and Globalization (Sage, 1994), Religions in Global Society (Routledge, 2006),  Religion, Globalization, and Culture (ed. with L. Beaman, Brill, 2007), and Religious Diversity in Canada (ed. with L. Beaman, Brill, 2008). Since 2001 he has been conducting research on the religious expression of second generation immigrant young adults in Canada. From this research, he is principal author of the forthcoming volume, Growing Up Canadian: Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists (McGill-Queen’s).