New Book Published:

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme's new book, Religion, Spirituality and Secularity among Millennials: The Generation Shaping American and Canadian Trends (Routledge) is now available!

Meet the Author – Anna Strhan and Rachael Shillitoe

In this event, Anna Strhan and Rachael Shillitoe will discuss 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.

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

Is religion continuing to decline in Canada? This question will be answered when the 2021 Canadian Census data is released later this year. In this upcoming webinar, Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme will lead us in an overview of the data. The event will take place on November 16th at 12:00pm EST.

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MYTHS ABOUT THE UNAFFILIATED

Watch our virtual lecture with presenter Alan Cooperman (Director, Religion Research, Pew Research Center)

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The Nonreligion & Secularity Research Network's Annual Lecture 2022

Presentation by Atko Remmel (University of Tartu) entitled "Studying Nonreligion in a Nonreligious Environment"

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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).

Our Upcoming Events

Date: November 16, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Lecture Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme (2)

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

Is religion continuing to decline in Canada? This question will be answered when the 2021 Canadian Census data is released on October 26th of this year. This comprehensive data set is released every 10 years and offers a reliable measure of trends in the Canadian population, including (non)religious identification. Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme, sociologist and expert on (non)religion from the University of Waterloo, will lead an overview of the data. She will identify surprises, review results, and answer questions

Date: November 29, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Meet the Author Leo Igwe (3)

Meet the Author – Leo Igwe

In this instalment of our Meet the Author series, Leo Igwe discusses his recent chapter, “Atheism in Southern Africa,” in The Cambridge History of Atheism (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

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Date: May 16, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Meet the Author Teemu Taira Final (1)

Meet the Author – Teemu Taira

In this instalment of our Meet the Author series, Teemu Taira discusses his recent edited book, Atheism in Five Minutes (Equinox, 2022).

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Recent Event Recordings

Myths about the Unaffiliated


Religion at the Edge: Findings from the Cascadia Project


NSRN Annual Lecture: Studying Nonreligion in a Nonreligious Environment

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We would like to welcome Guadalupe Allione Riba (National University of Córdoba) who is taking over as Student Caucus Leader from Lauren Strumos (University of Ottawa). Thank you Lauren for your exceptional contribution to the vibrant student culture of the NCF.

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