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SYMPOSIUM: Faith in Motion: Religion in the 21st Century

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The twenty-first century is often characterised as an era of unprecedented mobility and interconnectivity, but it is also marked by efforts to reinforce national borders and curtail human movement. Paradoxes of mobility and immobility in our increasingly unequal world come into sharp focus when viewed through the lens of religion. Sociologists, anthropologists, and scholars of comparative religion have long called attention to the way that religion constitutes space and place, linking particular localities to encompassing cosmic schemes. The world’s major religious traditions emerged in the context of expanding empires and markets becoming, arguably, the first truly global social movements. In the current globalising context, relocating individuals re-establish religious communities, or transport portable, malleable beliefs and rituals. Some ‘lose their religion’ in increasingly secular contexts; others adopt ‘foreign’ religions. What is certain is that religion mutates and accommodates with movement.

With the support of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation ‘Faith and Globalisation’ Initiative, the UWA Mobilities and Belonging Initiative research cluster, and the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, we are proud to present the Faith in Motion symposium.
Speaker(s) Conveners: Debra McDougall, Farida Fozdar, Samina Yasmeen and Mark Jennings
Location The Michael Chaney Case Study Room, UWA Business School
Contact Debra McDougall <[email protected]>
Start Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:00
End Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:00
Submitted by Emily Buckland <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:52
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