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International Society for the Sociology of Religion 37th Conference

4 July - 7 July 2023
Taipei (Taiwan)

37th ISSR Conference – Taipei (Taiwan), 4-7 July 2023.

Religions in dialogue: Transformations, Diversity, and Materiality

In contemporary times, religion is undergoing critical change as part of processes of individualization, deinstitutionalization, and mediatization. The “classical” elements of religion, such as beliefs and rituals, are increasingly differentiated from one another, and the mobilization of religious identities takes different shapes in the global context. The responses of people’s religious, spiritual and nonreligious lives to these changes are broader, more complex, and more rapid than those of religious organizations. The transformation of people´s diverse worldviews also intersects with global challenges occurring in ecology, health, inequality, and diversity. These developments have resulted in a scholarly need to move away from simple, binary Northern/Western perspectives towards a more decentered scholarship. This is SISR/ISSR´s first conference in Asia and we welcome scholars who study the complex interrelations and dialogue of religious, spiritual and nonreligious worldviews, materiality, aesthetics, and diversity in light of global changes.

Call for sessions: 4 July – 1 September 2022.

Call for papers: 1 October – 30 November 2022.

Religions in dialogue: Transformations, Diversity, and Materiality

In contemporary times, religion is undergoing critical change as part of processes of individualization, deinstitutionalization, and mediatization. The “classical” elements of religion, such as beliefs and rituals, are increasingly differentiated from one another, and the mobilization of religious identities takes different shapes in the global context. The responses of people’s religious, spiritual and nonreligious lives to these changes are broader, more complex, and more rapid than those of religious organizations. The transformation of people´s diverse worldviews also intersects with global challenges occurring in ecology, health, inequality, and diversity. These developments have resulted in a scholarly need to move away from simple, binary Northern/Western perspectives towards a more decentered scholarship. This is SISR/ISSR´s first conference in Asia and we welcome scholars who study the complex interrelations and dialogue of religious, spiritual and nonreligious worldviews, materiality, aesthetics, and diversity in light of global changes.