Category Archives: NSRN Blog

Recruiting New Members for Nonreligion and Secularity’s Editorial Blog Team

Recruiting New Members for Nonreligion and Secularity’s Editorial Blog Team Do you enjoy reading posts on Nonreligion and Secularity? Do you have a keen interest in nonreligion and secularity research? Would you like to become a member of the blog’s … Continue reading

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Victorian secularism in 5 objects

In this post, Katherine Sissons takes us on a whistle stop tour of Victorian secularism through five objects. The objects are of valuable historical interest, but also to those interested in the material cultures of nonreligious and secular groups.  The London Underground; street lighting; the … Continue reading

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Event Report: Rethinking Boundaries in the Study of Religion and Politics

Nathan Alexander attended the recent postgraduate conference,  Rethinking Boundaries in the Study of Religion and Politics held at the University of Aberdeen. Here he outlines his experiences and gives some commentary on the papers pertinent to the research network.  The ‘Rethinking Boundaries … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones: The Use of Anti-Secular Discourse in Britain

In this post, Steven Kettell discusses a rise of a strident anti-secular discourse in Britain. Intolorent secularist discourse is inherently anti-religious and wants to drive religion from the public space. Anti-secularist discourses, on the other hand have seen a rise in … Continue reading

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Event Report: Atheism research at the 2015 IAPR World Congress

In this post, Thomas Coleman discusses the conference the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) 2015 World Congress (17th-20th August 2015). Coleman takes us on a tour of the conference, through panels of interest to him on topics of atheism, disbelief and … Continue reading

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Event Report: American Psychological Association Annual Conference

Jason A. Cantone presented research on the psychology of discrimination at the annual American Psychological Association convention, held in Toronto, CA, on August 6-9, 2015. In the following, he summarizes some of the research that other psychological scholars presented on … Continue reading

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Event Report: Old religion and new spirituality 26th-29th May 2015

In this post, Atko Remmel discusses the conference ‘Old religion and new spirituality: continuity and changes in the background of secularization’. held at the University of Tartu, Estonia (26th-29th  May 2015). The event was organized by the research group of religious studies of the … Continue reading

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Event Report: Women negotiating secularism & multiculturalism through civil society organisations

In this post Alision Halford gives details of the workshop, ‘Women negotiating secularism & multiculturalism through civil society organisations’, held at the University of Coventry this year. The conference drew an international audience, covering topics as diverse as FGM and Hindu … Continue reading

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Japan’s First Psychotherapies: Between ‘Religion’ and ‘Therapy’

In this post, Christopher Harding discusses the historical negotiation between Buddhism and Psychotherapeutic frameworks, in Japan. The gives a fascinating insight into a moment in which secular and ‘religious’ frameworks come up against one another. This includes negotiating concepts such as the … Continue reading

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Religious Nones in Canada: A Qualitative Exploration

In this post Joel Thiessen discusses his research with religious nones in the Canadian context. The post includes a discussion of the perceived benefits of such a position, and how his research participants describe finding meaning and purpose in their lives.  … Continue reading

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