Research in Sociology of Religion

Opening act of Congress of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion 2019

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The opening act of Congress of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion 2019 took place last Tuesday at the main hall of the CCCB in Barcelona. This year´s conference is co-organized by the research groups ISOR of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and GRECS of the Universitat de Barcelona and explores the theme: The politics of religion and spirituality.

More than 500 scholars will be in Barcelona between 9 and 12 July discussing a variety of topics in the sociology of religion and related areas, such as the emergence of religious pluralism, the increase in discrimination based on religious affiliation such as anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, or the visibility of new spiritualities and religious movements, among many others.

The event was attended by the Director of ISOR, Dra. Mar Griera, the Vice-rectors of the University of Barcelona, ​​Mr. Francesc Xavier and Roigé Ventura, and of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ​​Mr. Javier Lafuente, as well as the Minister of Justice of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Mrs. Ester Capella i Farré, who highlighted the importance of scientific research and knowledge in this subject for the city of Barcelona.

The opening act was followed by a round table entitled: “Diffuse Borders: Religion at the intersection of spirituality, culture and politics” with the interventions of Dr. Anna Fedele (CRIA- Lisbon University Institute), Julia Martínez- Ariño (University of Groningen), Dr. Roger Sansi (University of Barcelona), and Avi Astor (ISOR Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), moderated by Dr. Mar Griera.

35TH BIENNIAL ISSR CONFERENCE, BARCELONA, 2019

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