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Chris

Scholar of religion/nonreligion... PhD Student (Lancaster University), blogger, singer, actor, thinker... Northern Irish living in Scotland. Co-founder of The Religious Studies Project. Director at the NSRN. Baritone masquerading as a tenor. Vegetarian for no particular reason.
Chris has written 49 posts for NSRN Online | Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network

Publication of special journal issue on “Atheism, Secularity, and Science.”

Announcing the publication of “Atheism, Secularity, and Science,” a special issue of the journal Science, Religion & Culture, guest edited by John R. Shook, Ralph W. Hood Jr., and Thomas J. Coleman III. The journal issue contains theoretical and empirical articles covering a wide range of topics related to atheism and secularity. It begins with … Continue reading

New Books in NSRN Book Series

The NSRN and De Gruyter are pleased to announce the first three publications in their book series, Religion and its Others: Studies in Religion, Nonreligion, and Secularity: Vol. 3: Working with A Secular Age (2016) Ed. by Zemmin, Florian / Jager, Colin / Vanheeswijck, Guido Vol. 2: Global Secularisms in a Post-Secular Age (2015) Ed. by Rectenwald, … Continue reading

Call for papers: Special Issue of Secularism & Nonreligion: Intersectionality and Power

The NSRN co-sponsored Journal Secularism & Nonreligion is seeking submissions for a special issue on “Intersectionality and Power”, Guest Editors: Penny Edgell, Evan Stewart, and Jacqui Frost, University of Minnesota. The deadline for submission has been extended to 18 September 2015. See here for more information. https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ubiquity-partner-network/snr/S%26N+Intersectionality+and+Power+CFP.pdf

289 new additions to our bibliography of relevant publications

After a long hiatus, 289 new items have been added to the NSRN bibliography. These new items can be viewed here: http://nsrn.net/bibliography/bibliography-additions/ The bibliography can also be viewed in a list organised by author surname or publication date. As ever, the bibliography is a collaborative enterprise and we cannot claim that it is comprehensive of … Continue reading

Registration Now Open for NSRN 2014 Conference

Registration is now open for the NSRN 3rd International Conference 19-20 November 2014, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA   “Explaining Nonreligion and Secularity in the U.S. and Beyond” See the conference page for further details and registration form. We hope to see many of you there!

Call for Papers: Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion – “Atheism”

Proposal for a special issue of the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, edited by Franco Garelli and Roberto Cipriani, on atheism (cut-off date for delivery of papers, 30th June 2015; forthcoming 2016) In the spring of 1969 an International Symposium on the Culture of Unbelief was held in Rome, organized by the Vatican … Continue reading

Call for Papers for NSRN 2014 Conference

The call for papers is now live for our 2014 conference on ‘Explaining Nonreligion and Secularity in the US and Beyond’ to be held 19-20 November 2014 at Pitzer College, Claremont,CA. Full details can be found here: http://nsrn.net/2014-conference/ Please circulate widely. Thanks!

Call for Papers: Association for the Sociology of Religion Conference 2014

ASSOCIATION FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 76th Annual Meeting:  RELIGION AS A SOCIAL FORCE August 13-15, 2014. J.W. Marriott Union Square, San Francisco, CA PROGRAM CHAIR:  Jeremy Uecker, Baylor University, Jeremy_Uecker@baylor.edu Over the past three decades, a number of scholars have underscored the apparent role of religious institutions, practices, beliefs, and values in shaping social institutions and … Continue reading

NSRN Annual Lecture: The Sociology of Irreligion: Past and Present

You are cordially invited to the NSRN Annual Lecture 2013. It will be given by Professor Emeritus Colin Campbell in conversation with Dr Lois Lee on 5 December at Conway Hall in London. The title of the lecture is The Sociology of Irreligion: Past and Present. The lecture will be followed by a launch for the republication of Toward a Sociology … Continue reading

Podcast of Matthew Engelke’s NSRN Annual Lecture 2012 now available

In partnership with the Religious Studies Project (RSP), we are delighted to announce that a recording of the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network’s Annual Lecture 2012 with Matthew Engelke is now available. This lecture was recorded on 8 November 2012 at Conway Hall, London on the topic “In spite of Christianity: Humanism and its others in … Continue reading

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