YOUTH AND RELIGION

The purpose of this session is to present papers that focus on the role of young people in various countries, which will stimulate cross-national debate and comparison of the relevant themes.

Young people are changing the religious landscape across the Western world. There is a tendency today where young people fail to identify with any organized religion. And yet, Western society is facing a growing variety in the religious orientation of its youth. In particular, this trend questions inherited conceptions of authority and points out the transitory nature of choices. The influence of gender and sexuality, ethnicity, migrations and transnationalism raise questions about emerging faith identities and religious commitment in young people's lives. The purpose of this session is to present papers that focus on the role of young people in various countries, which will stimulate cross-national debate and comparison of the relevant themes. The session welcomes papers using different methodologies, sociological theories and lenses to examine youth and religion. This will also be an opportunity to present innovative methodologies and tools for studying youth and religion.

SUBMIT A PAPER

ORGANIZER:

IDA MARIE HØEG

University of Agder, Norway

ida.m.hoeg@uia.no

 

 

 

 

Published Feb. 14, 2018 1:15 PM - Last modified Feb. 14, 2018 1:15 PM