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 51 posts for NSRN Online | Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network

NSRN Recruiting Website Editor

As part of our ongoing development of the NSRN and our online presence, we are seeking a new member of our online team. This individual will take on the role of Managing Editor, and will be responsible for the general overseeing and maintenance of website, co-ordinating of the NSRN Online team, and undertaking a refurbishment/redevelopment … Continue reading

NSRN Annual Lecture 2015: Outline of a Theory of Religious-Secular Competition

We are delighted to announce our 2015 Annual Lecture, presented in cooperation with the Department of Social Anthropology & Cultural Studies (ISEK) at the University of Zurich, and the Emmy Noether-project “The Diversity of Nonreligion.” Outline of a Theory of Religious-Secular Competition Prof. Dr. Jörg Stolz (University of Lausanne) Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6pm Venue: University of Zurich … Continue reading

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

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