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Reading Group 2015: Religion, Politics and Migration

Migration has significantly contributed to unprecedented religious pluralism in nations throughout the world changing the religious landscape of societies and challenging the familiar forms of religious architecture. In Europe, for instance, while it was once assumed that nations were secularising, immigration has played its part in halting that trend. Immigrants' religions and faiths have also stimulated new political and public debates on the questions of security, citizenship and identity. This reading group explores the inter-linkages between religion, politics and migration while looking at a number of selected themes such as transnational ties, gender, identity, inter-faith dialogue and Islam in relation to immigrants' religion. The reading list will include works of relevant scholars such as Levitt Peggy, Helen R. Ebaugh, Janet S. Chafetz, Jocelyne Cesari, Daniel G. Groody and Gökçe Yurdakul, who study immigrants' religions and immigrant religious communities.

Dr Elif Cetin and Vlado Kmec will lead the RG which will meet fortnightly on Tuesdays during Lent Term. The FIRST meeting will take place on Tuesday 20 January from 15:00 to 16:30 at St. Edmund's College (Teaching Room 2, Ground floor). The following meetings are on Tuesdsday 3 and 17 February and 3 March

The reading group is designed for researchers and PhD students in social sciences and humanities (especially politics, sociology, anthropology, history and divinity) and is open to all who are interested in exploring the relationship between religion and migration.

 Please click here to view the READING LIST. Articles and book chapters will be circulated to participants during the first session.  Registration is not necessary but advisable. For further questions please contact the convenors: &


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