In the latest session of our seminar series, NCF postdoctoral team member Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier shares her research on "The Various Meanings of Kneeling in Professional Football: From Prayer to Protest".

The Transition of Religion to Culture in Law and Public Discourse

New book from NCF Director Lori G. Beaman explores the recent trend toward the transformation of religious symbols and practices into culture in Western democracies.

COVID-19, Science, and the Nonreligious

Blog post from Joel Thiessen and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

Nonreligion in a Complex Future Meet the Author Webinar Series:

Leading and emerging scholars discussing Nonreligion.

Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory: Graham Harvey

Public lecture delivered as part of the long-standing Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory Series

NCF Team Member Peter Beyer was recently inducted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

This is the highest distinction for a scholar, scientist or artist in Canada.

Nonreligion in a Complex Future Project First Annual Team Meeting

Over 50 NCF team members, partners, and friends of the project gathered at the University of Ottawa for our first annual team meeting in November 2019

Our Upcoming Events


The fifth installment in our webinar series with author Conrad Hackett (Pew Research Center)


Start date: June 16, 2021 - End date: June 18, 2021


Location: Ottawa, Canada

Look for the Call For Papers in October 2020!


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Nonreligion in a Complex Future

La Nonreligion dans un Futur Complexe

The Nonreligion in a Complex Future (NCF) project is an international, comparative, interdisciplinary research project which identifies the social impact of the rapid and dramatic increase of nonreligion in Canada, Australia, the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland), the United States, the United Kingdom, and Latin America (Brazil and Argentina).

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