Day 1: Surveillance and Religion Conference (with @es61andrews)

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Leicester: In the world but not of it: Keep Calm and Carry On

Fandom and Religion is an international, interdisciplinary conference. The Conference will explore interactions between religion and popular culture. How does fandom work? What is happening to fans as they express their enthusiasms and allegiances? Has fandom replaced or become a form of religion? What can the study of religion learn from explorations of fandom? I’m giving a talk on “In the World but not of it: Keep Calm and Carry On“, mixing the popularity of the Continue Reading →

Religion in Uganda #TFBloggers

In the village that we’ll be spending 3 days in, Ogongora, Tearfund works with Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) as a partner church, so I went off to the Bradt Guide (2004) to see what it says about Ugandan religion: Some 85% of Ugandans are Christian, divided roughly equally between the Protestant Church of Uganda (an offshoot of the Church of England) and the Roman Catholic Church. In most rural areas, these exotic religions have not Continue Reading →

Are women in religion like turkeys voting for Christmas?

Looks interesting: Aberdeen sociologists investigate mystery of female religiosity. Matthew Reisz reports Two sociologists have set out to explain the mystery of why women almost everywhere seem to be more religious than men. Given that “all the major world religions have…been intensely patriarchal”, argue Marta Trzebiatowska and Steve Bruce – lecturer and professor in sociology at the University of Aberdeen, respectively – women’s well-evidenced greater religiosity might seem paradoxical. Although it “may not be as Continue Reading →

The Science Delusion

Having shocked myself by saying that much scientific theory is just that – theory – and that so many people like to say that science/religion can’t be compatible (both run on a certain amount of faith), I was interested to see this book reviewed in Times Higher Education: After Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion comes the reply. Wham bam! Rupert Sheldrake takes on the “truth-finding religion” of science in general and “ten dogmas” of the 21st-century worldview Continue Reading →