RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY: EXPERIENCES AND RESPONSES
Religious diversity is increasing in various countries. In some cases this diversity is experienced as enriching, contributing to a multicultural society in which all benefit. In other cases growing religious diversity is experienced as troubling. We seek studies of how these different aspects are at work in religious, ethnic, and national communities
What are the factors that shape these different responses? Some scholars suggest that the crucial factors that shape responses to religious diversity are at the everyday interactional level. However others, point the importance of legal changes, policy responses and governmental engagement with religious and ethnic communities. We seek studies of how these different aspects are at work in religious, ethnic, and national communities. How do policy and everyday life interact? What role do cultural factors, such as social media, have in this? These sorts of issues could be explored both through case studies of particular religious and ethnic groups, accounts of particular events, and analyses of national trends and data.
University of Tasmania, Australia