Communities

This area of research regards the shaping of new forms and actions for religious or religiously inspired communities. Traditional Christian communities are facing de-institutionalization and loss of relevance, while at the same time many people are looking for meaning and identity in a complex world. The central research question is under which conditions religious communities can renew themselves as relevant shapes of lived religion in society and in the lives of individuals. Empirical research focuses on church planting and revitalization, religious education, leadership, and religious geography.

Call for chapters: Religious Placemaking by Innovative Faith Communities

20/12/2014 - Communities, TRIC: Religion and sustainable communities, TRIC: Rural, TRIC: Urban, TRIC: Virtual

Call for chapters “Religious Placemaking by Innovative Faith Communities: Rethinking the Societal Relevance of Christianity.” Forthcoming 2016 Editors: Kobus Schoeman & Johan Roeland Religion may be the driving...[more]

Researcher in residence: Mery Kolimon

01/12/2014 - Cultures, Communities, Care, TRIC: Rural, TRIC: Urban, TRIC: Virtual, TRIC: Religion and sustainable communities, TRIC: Building religious (in)tolerance and reconciliation

THE AMSTERDAM CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LIVED RELIGION WELCOMES RESEARCHER IN RESIDENCE MERY KOLIMON [more]

Public lecture David Tombs

13/11/2014 - Cultures, Communities, Care, TRIC: Rural, TRIC: Urban, TRIC: Virtual, TRIC: Religion and sustainable communities, TRIC: Building religious (in)tolerance and reconciliation, TRIC: Religous leadership of the future

Lived religion, (in)tolerance and the dehumanizing violence of the cross[more]

VACATURE: Postdoc/Onderzoeker

10/10/2014 - Cultures, Communities, Care, TRIC: Rural, TRIC: Urban, TRIC: Virtual, TRIC: Religion and sustainable communities, TRIC: Building religious (in)tolerance and reconciliation, TRIC: Religous leadership of the future

For English, please see below Functietitel: Postdoc/Onderzoeker project RITUS (Religion in the Urban Sphere) Fte: 0,2 fteVU eenheid: Faculteit der GodgeleerdheidVacaturenummer: 14323Publicatiedatum: 9 oktober...[more]

Call for chapters: Lived Religion and the Politics of (In)Tolerance

11/08/2014 - Communities, Cultures, Care

Call for Chapters Lived Religion and the Politics of (In)Tolerance Forthcoming 2015 Editors: R. Ruard Ganzevoort and Srdjan Sremac (VU University Amsterdam) The Amsterdam Centre for the Study of Lived Religion invites...[more]

Symposium: Circumcision as a Contested Practice

17/03/2014 - Cultures, Communities, TRIC: Building religious (in)tolerance and reconciliation

Private Parts and Public Debate: Circumcision as a Contested Practice [more]

MA-students invited for research participation

06/03/2014 - Communities, Cultures, TRIC: Building religious (in)tolerance and reconciliation

The research project Contested Privates is looking for MA-students to do research on religion and homosexuality in public discourse.[more]