Projects

Three main projects focus on lived religion on the level of (popular) culture.

In virtual religion the Center's researchers work with a group of MA-students to explore the ways in which lived religion develops in the virtual sphere. The project focuses mainly on religion in social media and the question how (and whether) religion itself changes when it becomes virtual.

Contested privates analyzes the polarization of religion and homosexuality in political debates and popular culture and compares the contemporary situation in the Netherlands with its recent history and with Serbia, Spain, and Sweden. What do conflicts about homosexuality teach us about the place of religion in society?

The project eco-religion studies how non-organized, nature based, religious movements use the web to connect and form lived theology.

Moving Visions, is a Dutch research network of scholars in mostly theology and religious studies studying religious elements and dimensions of cinema.