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Journal: No 34 de RELIGIOLOGIQUES disponible en ligne

No 34 de RELIGIOLOGIQUES disponible en ligne

La revue québécoise de sciences humaines, RELIGIOLOGIQUES, qui s’intéresse aux manifestations du sacré dans la culture ainsi qu’au phénomène religieux sous toutes ses formes, a le plaisir de vous annoncer la publication en ligne du No 34 (automne 2016) intitulé, « Religion, droit et État : interférence, intersection et interface ». Les textes sont disponibles dans leur intégralité sur le site Internet de la revue.

Roxanne D. Marcotte, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Pour le comité de rédaction de RELIGIOLOGIQUES

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RELIGIOLOGIQUES, no 34, automne 2016

Religion, droit et État : interférence, intersection et interface

Sous la direction scientifique de Roxanne D. MARCOTTE, Jean-René MILOT et Rachel CHAGNON


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— Roxanne D. MARCOTTE, Jean-René MILOT et Rachel CHAGNON

Perspectives sur la religion, le droit et l’État : interférence, intersection et interface


— Marie-Ève Melanson: Liberté de religion et laïcité au Canada: analyse des discours légaux eu égard au cas du kirpan sikh dans les écoles publiques québécoises

— Bernard Lavoie: Comment le juge délimite-t-il les frontières entre croyants et non-croyants. Une analyse wébérienne de la liberté de religion en droit canadien

— José Woehrling: Liberté de religion, accommodements raisonnables et neutralité de l’État: les fluctuations de la jurisprudence de la Cour suprême du Canada

— Jean-René Milot: La Cour suprême du Canada et la liberté de religion : regard religiologique sur un parcours sinueux

— Gilles Gauthier: Le débat sur la Charte québécoise de la laïcité : un brouillage produit par la diversité des conceptions du rapport entre espace public et espace civique

— Kornel Zathurecky et Jack Laughlin: La légalisation du pluralisme religieux : la normativisation du paradigme des grandes religions mondiales au sein du programme Éthique et culture religieuse au Québec

— Claude Proeschel: L’objection de conscience pour motifs religieux : un impossible défi démocratique

— Pascale Fournier et Victoria Snyers: Le statut juridique des femmes musulmanes d’Israël à travers l’expérience du divorce : statique ou dynamique ?

— Roy JREIJIRY: La monté de l’intégrisme religieux au Proche-Orient : l’État libanais sous l’emprise des groupes confessionnels

— David BRÊME: L’État indien et le statut « spirituel » d’Auroville

New Issue of Critical Research on Religion

We are pleased to announce the publication of the August 2017 issue of Critical Research on Religion (Volume: 5, Number: 2)

Below you will find the table of contents:

Special Section: Foucault and religion: Critical engagements:

  • “A genealogy of critique: From parrhesia to prophecy” Tom Boland, Paul Clogher
  • “Reexamining Foucault on confession and obedience: Peter Schaefer’s Radical Pietism as counter-conduct” Elisa Heinämäki
  • “Pastoral power, sovereignty and class: Church, tithe and simony in Quebec” Bruce Curtis


  • “Contextualizing “religion” of young Karl Marx: A preliminary analysis” Mitsutoshi Horii
  • “Nomad self-governance and disaffected power versus semiological state apparatus of capture: The case of Roma Pentecostalism” Cerasela Voiculescu

Response to April 2017 Editorial:

  • “On neither burying nor praising religion” Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

Book Reviews:

  • “Donovan O. Schaefer, Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power” Lucas Scott Wright
  • “Carlin A Barton and Daniel Boyarin, Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities” Nickolas P Roubekas
  • “Vincent L Wimbush (ed), Scripturalizing the Sacred: The Written as Political” Michael J Altman

Editorial Team: Warren S. Goldstein, Jonathan Boyarin, and Rebekka King
Critical Research on Religion Editorial Office

Free Access: Journal of Muslims in Europe

The academic publisher Brill is making issue 3-1 of the Journal of Muslims in Europe freely available on line. For those who are not yet familiar with the Journal this issue gives a good representation of the journal’s geographical and topical breadth, and it includes a good selection of book reviews.

Please feel free to circulate an announcement among your colleagues and on any relevant mailing list that you can think of. Here’s the direct link to the issue:

There is no end date to the free access and no access code needed.

New Issue: Sociology of Islam Journal, Special Issue on Immigration, Political Economy, & Islam

Sociology of Islam

Gary Wood,
Virginia Tech
Tugrul Keskin,
Shanghai University

Special Issue on Immigration, Political Economy and Islam

Volume 5, Issue 2-3

Guest Editors: Ray Jureidini and Sari Hanafi

Special Issue on Immigration, Political Economy and Islam

  Research Article

Gulf Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

  Research Article

Shari‘ah Law and Capitulations Governing the Non-Muslim Foreign Merchants in the Ottoman Empire

  Research Article

The Socio-economic Aspects of hijra

  Research Article

Islam and Female Migrant Domestic Workers in Qatar

  Research Article

The “Humane Economy”: Migrant Labour and Islam in Qatar and the UAE

  Research Article

The Convergence of Migrants and Refugees

Call for Papers: “Complex Religion: Intersections of Religion and Inequality”

Call for Papers

Special Issue – Social Inclusion

Volume 6, Issue 2

Title: Complex Religion: Intersections of Religion and Inequality

Editor: Melissa J. Wilde (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 September 2017
Submission of Full Papers: 15 to 31 January 2018
Publication of the Issue: May/June 2018

Information: Although scholars of American religion acknowledge religion’s deep interconnectedness with race, class, and ethnicity in the USA, we nonetheless typically study religion as a factor that is independent from other social structures. Likewise, we rarely systematically examine class, race or gender differences between or within American religious groups. This thematic issue will highlight research that moves beyond these weaknesses by publishing papers that intentionally examine aspects of inequality as they relate to religion. Papers that discuss both theoretical and methodological conundrums (and solutions) are welcome.

Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are asked to consult the journal’s editorial policies and to send their abstracts (about 200-250 words, with a tentative title) by email to the journal’s editorial office ( by 15 September 2017.

Open Access: The journal has an article publication fee to cover its costs and guarantee that the article can be accessed free of charge by any reader, anywhere in the world, regardless of affiliation. We defend that authors should not have to personally pay this fee and advise them to check with their institutions if funds are available to cover open access publication fees. Institutions can also join Cogitatio’s Membership Program at a very affordable rate and enable all affiliated authors to publish without incurring any fees. Further information about the journal’s open access charges and institutional members can be found here.

Call for Manuscripts on “Interreligious Dialogue: From Religion to Geopolitics”



Volume 10: Interreligious Dialogue: From Religion to Geopolitics

Forthcoming 2019

Edited by:

Giuseppe Giordan (University of Padua, Italy) and

Andrew P. Lynch (University of Sydney, Australia)

The topic of interreligious dialogue is of critical importance at a time of increasing geopolitical tension. The urgency for developing better analytical tools for understanding interreligious dialogue is underscored by widespread concerns about religion and violence, and the security culture that this has given rise to in a number of nation states. Furthermore, globalization, technological developments, mass migration, and recent political upheavals and the narratives of exclusion that have been associated with them, highlights the need for greater levels of communication between religious groups. This volume seeks to investigate interreligious dialogue as a necessary component of global affairs in post-secular times, and in multi-faith societies facing increasing levels of cultural pluralism.

To explore these issues we propose to include articles on the following themes, from the perspective of a range of different religions:

  1. Changing viewpoints and theories in the study of interreligious dialogue
  2. Interreligious dialogue and politics in the context of globalization
  3. Interreligious dialogue and debates about secularism and post-secularism
  4. Interreligious dialogue in the context of social diversity, cultural pluralism, and multi-faith societies
  5. Interreligious dialogue and emerging information technologies
  6. Interreligious dialogue in an age of terrorism
  7. Interreligious dialogue and migration

Please send all proposals (300 words) to


Submission of proposals: July 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2017

Completed manuscripts (7,000 words): June 30, 2018

Call for Papers: Religion and the Rise of Populism: Migration, Radicalism and New Nationalisms

The editors of the journal Religion, State and Society are pleased to invite contributions to a special issue, slated for publication in early 2018. The special issue will investigate the roles of religion in recent trends towards populist politics, in particular as manifested in public reactions to migration, the rise of new nationalisms, and the increasing prominence of radicalism.

Growing evidence suggests that these developments are taking centre stage throughout the world, set in a wider context of global political and economic uncertainty. It can also be observed that religion plays an important role in each of these three issues, often in ways that interconnect them. For example, the actions of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have exacerbated an already worrisome global migration crisis, while also heightening concerns about violent radicalism.  From France to the Philippines, public anxieties surrounding ISIS and domestic ‘radicalisation’ have become frequent motifs in populist rhetoric that links them with increasing flows of migrants as representative of threats to social security and the economic wellbeing of local populations.

Other examples of contemporary issues in which religion is implicated in populist politics and linked to migration, new nationalisms, and radicalism include: the emphasis on ‘Hindu values’ in the politics of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in India; the Christian or anti-Muslim rhetoric of American presidential candidates; the UK Brexit campaigners’ use of the prospective membership of ‘Muslim’ Turkey in the EU; the deepening significance of ‘traditionalist’ and pro-Orthodox rhetoric in Russia’s domestic and international politics; and the increasing prominence of religion-based identity politics in Poland, Hungary, and Croatia.

This special issue will seek to probe the various roles of religion in these interlinked issues and across comparative cases. There is an urgent need for considered academic analysis to discern how the rise of populism is connected to religion and the issues of migration, radicalism, and new nationalisms, to elucidate the broader empirical and theoretical implications for our understandings of religion, state, and society.

Areas of investigation can include but are by no means limited to:

  • Religious dimensions of populism in national contexts, including comparative perspectives
  • The migration crisis and its implications for religion-based identity politics in European societies and beyond
  • The ‘crisis’ of the European Union following the Brexit referendum, and its broader implications with relevance to religion
  • Religious dimensions of radicalism: discourses, movements, and politics
  • Religiously-based conservative and traditionalist movements in Europe, the United States, India, Russia, or other parts of the world, including comparative studies
  • Fringe and far-right political and vigilante groups and movements, and their politics of religion
  • Religious dimensions of the securitisation of borders and the ‘othering’ of excluded groups
  • Theoretical, legal, or discourse-based work on the role of religious, such as ‘Christian’ or ‘Hindu’, affinities in constructions of national identity and the operation of national institutions

This special issue of Religion, State and Society is planned for publication in the first half of 2018. The editors have been invited by Routledge to also consider republication of the contributions as a book.

Application Process

Please send completed papers of 6,000-8,000 words by 15 August 2017. To submit a paper, please register for an account and follow the submission instructions at the journal’s online submission portal:

Before submitting your manuscript please read carefully the journal’s submission instructions, available on the RSS main website under the ‘Instructions for Authors’ page ( All manuscripts will go through the normal peer review process.

Questions related to the theme and potential ideas for papers can be discussed with the editors:
Dr Daniel Nilsson DeHanas (
Dr Marat Shterin (