Project Media 2019

Debates do NER - Dec. 12, 2019

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(Available in Spanish and Portuguese)

Featuring Henriques Antunes (NCF Postdoctoral Fellow)

Studien der Religionssoziologin Linda Woodhead Die kirchenfernen „Nones“

Featuring Linda Woodhead

A Believer's Guide to Atheism

BBC Radio 4 - Nov. 24, 2019

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Featuring Linda Woodhead

Having no religion in Canada: peeking behind the numbers

Anglican Diocese of Huron News - Nov. 19, 2019

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Featuring Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme (NCF Collaborator)

How religions shape the environmental movement in Indonesia

Phys.org - Nov. 11, 2019

“Hundreds of religious leaders signed the Interfaith Climate Change Statement To World Leaders (ICS)… This statement is an example of what the sociologist Peter Beyer calls ‘translation’. Religious groups are interpreting scientific environmental concepts into ‘specifically religious idioms and symbolic clusters’.”

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Featuring Peter Beyer

Civil Discord - Episode 6

Featuring Ryan Cragun

The Irish Post, October 7, 2019

“Professor Linda Woodhead, who specialises in the sociology of religion argued: ‘People feel that [their] priest has the time to give them and they’re not intruding on someone’s private life…That priest is there and is available for them and that is quite a special thing’.”

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Featuring Linda Woodhead

Putting the faith into Facebook: how millennials are modernising the Church of England

The Telegraph, Oct. 4, 2019

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Featuring Linda Woodhead

In Québec, teachers return to school under new religious symbols ban

The World - Sept. 23, 2019

“‘You find a certain allergy to religious visibility,’ Lefebvre said. She noted that French-speaking Québec and France, which has similar legislation, both have an anti-clerical streak that emerged in response to past domination by the Catholic Church.”

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Featuring Solange Lefebvre

What It Means To Be Non-Religious

Wisconsin Public Radio - Sept. 11, 2019

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Featuring Ryan Cragun

The Royal Society of Canada welcomes 11 uOttawa researchers

University of Ottawa - Sept. 10, 2019

“Peter Beyer… is one of the world’s foremost experts on the relationship between religion and globalization. His research has produced groundbreaking findings on religious and cultural diversity in Canada, religious expression of immigrants and Canadian and French-Canadian religious history. His pioneering work has garnered critical international acclaim.”

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Honouring Peter Beyer

An online community of ex-clergy nears a milestone

Religion News Service - Sept. 5, 2019

“It’s not a project that fizzled and died,” said Ryan Cragun, professor of sociology at the University of Tampa who studies atheists. “This is a project that has legs and is continuing to grow, and more and more people are signing up to say, ‘How can I repurpose my life? I need to do something different.’”

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Featuring Ryan Cragun

The Swaddle Aug. 2, 2019

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Featuring Douglas Ezzy

Tomorrow’s Gods: What is the future of religion?

BBC Future - Aug. 1, 2019

“Throughout history, people’s faith and their attachments to religious institutions have transformed, argues Sumit Paul-Choudhury. So what’s next?”

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Featuring Linda Woodhead

They Tried to Start a Church Without God. For a While, It Worked.

The Atlantic, July 21, 2019

“Woodhead believes that communities can be hugely important to people, of course—but you can’t just meet for the sake of community itself. You need a very powerful motivating element to keep people coming, something that attendees have in common.”

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Featuring Linda Woodhead

SSHRC awards over $7 million to uOttawa researchers

UOttawa - July 17, 2019

“Professor Lori Beaman of the Faculty of Arts received a $2.5 million Partnership Grant to study the social impact of the growing number of people who identify as having no religion. Working with a group of co-investigators from international and other Canadian universities, she is looking at the challenges that nonreligion poses to societies experiencing a simultaneous intensification of religious diversity.”

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Featuring the NCF Project

Featuring Juan Marco Vaggione

NewScientist June 19, 2019

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Featuring Lori G. Beaman

Witches, wicca, spells and pub 'moots' all form part of Tasmania's thriving pagan community

ABC News - Northern Tasmania, June 2, 2019

“Professor of Sociology at the University of Tasmania Douglas Ezzy, said Tasmania had the largest number of pagans per capita in Australia. ‘Tasmania had 0.18 per cent in 2016 which was the highest number in Australia and the lowest in 2016 was 0.9 per cent which was in NSW,’ he said.”

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Featuring Douglas Ezzy

Study: It’s easier to be a ‘none’ in Canada than in the US

Religious New Service - May 21, 2019

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Featuring Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme (NCF Collaborator)

Estado laico de hoje está mais atento ao pluralismo religioso | Today's secular state is more attentive to religious pluralism

Written by Paula Montero

Understanding Unbelief - May 2019

Recorded at Understanding Unbelief’s Cultures of Unbelief conference in May 2019, Professor Lori Beaman from the University of Ottawa talks to journalist Rosie Dawson about reclaiming the notion of enchantment.

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Featuring Lori G. Beaman

Sea of Faith - Don Cupitt

BBC Radio 4 - March 15, 2019

Giles Fraser on the storm provoked by Don Cupitt’s 1980s TV series. Are the questions raised by “The Sea of Faith” still relevant and what became of the man who asked them?

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Featuring Linda Woodhead

Jehovas vitner misjonerer overfor innvandrere --- Jehovah's Witnesses serve missions to immigrants

Featuring Inger Furseth

Especialistas de Argentina cuestionan a Bolsonaro por ir contra la "ideología de género" --- Specialists from Argentina question Bolsonaro for going against "gender ideology"

Featuring Juan Marco Vaggione