Online Only in 2021 // Blended 2022

Due to current restrictions on entry into Spain, and uncertainty on the date these restrictions will end, we have decided to continue with only the online component of the 2021 conference.
We are nonetheless excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks.
We are moving to bring the conference experience into the digital era. All presenters will be given Presenter Pages: linked to profiles on CGScholar, displaying abstract summary, thematic connection to panelists and peers, ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files. As an alternative, you can also participate online with Audience Passes. And finally, we'll be offering innovative online social spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.
All "Blended" registration types will be able to present online in 2021 and in-person (and/or) online in 2022.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 2011, the Religion in Society Research Network explores the relationship between religion in society and the changing nature of spirituality. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Eleventh International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2021 Special Focus—Modeling Traditions from the Margins: Non-Canonical Writings in Religious Systems
  • Theme 1: Religious Foundations
  • Theme 2: Religious Community and Socialization
  • Theme 3: Religious Commonalities and Differences
  • Theme 4: The Politics of Religion​

2021 Plenary Speakers

Antonio Piñero Sáenz

Antonio Piñero Sáenz

Professor Emeritus of Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

"Historical and Literary Issues regarding the Pseudo-Clementine Writings"

Frank Feder

Frank Feder

Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Göttingen, Germany

"Non-Canonical Texts and Canonicity in the Eastern Churches"

Conference Chair

Juan Pedro Monferrer Sala

Juan Pedro Monferrer Sala

Full Professor, Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Córdoba, Spain

Host Partner

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