Meet the Author – Justine Ellis

In this installment of our Meet the Author series, Justine Ellis discusses her recent book, The Politics of Religious Literacy: Education and Emotion in a Secular Age (Brill, 2022). The event will take place on February 1st at 12 pm EST.

A Decade of Decline: What are the Implications?

In this virtual event, panelists Al Hay (Hay Research International), Rick Hiemstra (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada), Stuart Macdonald (Knox College, University of Toronto), and Kati Tervo-Niemelä (University of Eastern Finland) explored the implications of recent census findings for the present and future of (non)religion in Canada.

A Decade of Decline?: Exploring the 2021 Canadian Census Data on (Non)Religion

Is religion continuing to decline in Canada? In this webinar, Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme, sociologist and expert on (non)religion from the University of Waterloo, leads an overview of the newly released census data. She identifies surprises, reviews results, and answers audience questions.

Meet the Author – Christel Manning

Watch our latest Meet the Author event, where Christel Manning discussed her recent chapter, “Meaning Making Narratives among Non-Religious Individuals Facing the End of Life,” in New Dimensions in Spirituality, Religion, and Aging (Routledge, 2018).

Meet the Author – Anna Strhan and Rachael Shillitoe

In this event, Anna Strhan and Rachael Shillitoe discussed their recent article, “The Stickiness of Non-Religion? Intergenerational Transmission and the Formation of Non-Religious Identities in Childhood.” Sociology 53, no. 6 (December 2019): 1094–1110.

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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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Our Upcoming Events

Date: February 1, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Meet the Author Justine Ellis
Meet the Author – Justine Ellis
In this installment of our Meet the Author series, Justine Ellis discusses her recent book, The Politics of Religious Literacy: Education and Emotion in a Secular Age (Brill, 2022).
12pm ET

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Date: February 24, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Meet the Author Joseph Blankholm

Meet the Author – Joseph Blankholm

In this instalment of our Meet the Author series, co-hosted with the Secularism on the Move Project, Joseph Blankholm discusses his recent book, The Secular Paradox: On the Religiosity of the Not Religious (NYU Press, 2022).
12pm ET

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Date: March 14, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Meet the Author Juan Cruz Esquivel

Meet the Author – Juan Cruz Esquivel

In this installment of our Meet the Author series, Juan Cruz Esquivel discusses his recent article, “Religiously Disaffiliated, Religiously Indifferent, or Believers without Religion? Morphology of the Unaffiliated in Argentina,” Religions 12, no. 7 (June 2021).
12pm ET

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Recent Event Recordings

Meet the Author: Leo Igwe


A Decade of Decline: What are the Implications?


A Decade of Decline?: Exploring the 2021 Canadian Census Data on (Non)Religion

Recent News

Call for Applications for a Postdoctoral Position at the University of Sherbrooke to be held from March 1, 2023, to April 30, 2024. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2023. For more details, see here (in French).

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We are pleased to announce that Professor Lori G. Beaman, the principal investigator of the Nonreligion in a Complex Future Project, has been named as a new Leibniz Professor at the University of Leipzig, Germany. She will be working with the Multiple Secularities project while based in Germany from October 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023. For more details, see here.

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