Twenty-first century religion: European and global perspectives
How should Europeans respond? – Public lecture and discussion with Prof. Grace Davie
The Luxembourg School of Religion & Society, in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg, the Embassy of Germany in Luxembourg, the Anglican Church of Luxembourg and the “Conseil des cultes conventionnés” were pleased to invite you to a conference and a discussion with Prof. Grace Davie.
Monday 13 May 2019, at 18h30
House of the European Union
7, rue du Marché-aux-Herbes – Luxembourg
She will draw on work undertaken within the International Panel on Social Progress in order to outline the parameters of faith in the modern world. Escaping the limitations of a purely Western perspective, she will argue that religion is a lived, situated and constantly changing reality, encompassing the beliefs and practices of the vast majority (over 80 %) of the world’s population.
It has as much to do with navigating everyday life as it does with the supernatural. She will explore the implications of this situation for gender and sexuality; diversity and democracy; conflict and peace making; health, welfare and development; and the care of the earth itself.
Grace Davie is professor emeritus in the Sociology of Religion at the University of Exeter UK and a senior adviser to the Impact of Religion Research Programme at Uppsala Universi-ty. She is a past president of the American Association for the Sociology of Religion (2003) and of the Research Committee 22 (Sociology of Religion) of the International Sociological Association (2002-2006).
In 2000-2001 she was the Kerstin-Hesselgren Professor at Uppsala, where she returned for extended visits in 2006-2007, 2010 and 2012, receiving an honorary degree in 2008. She has also held visiting appointments at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (1996) and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (1998 and 2003), both in Paris. She is a member of the Academia Europe.
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