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Globalization and Pluralism

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Contrary to predictions of an increasingly secular world, in many ways the world has become more religious. These resources consider this phenomenon, asking how globalization intersects with the resurgence of public religion. Special attention is given to Catholicism and the Jesuits and how these institutions have shaped and responded to globalization and an increasingly pluralistic world.

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José Casanova

Senior Fellow
Professor Emeritus

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Jocelyne Cesari

Senior Fellow
Department of Government

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David Hollenbach

Senior Fellow
Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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Globalization, Religions, and the Secular

How does globalization intersect with the resurgence of public religion? To what extent do we live in a post-secular world? The Globalization, Religions, and the Secular project brings together leading scholars across disciplines to explore different…

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Article November 2, 2021

Islam and the Secular

In this book chapter, Senior Fellow Jocelyne Cesari focuses on Islam and highlights the significant historical episodes that have shaped the current relations between religion and the secular, suggesting the key role of the nation-state in shaping religious and political dynamics today.

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November 9, 2021

The Culture of Encounter: Keynote Address by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 10 minutes

November 9, 2021

The Culture of Encounter: The Document on Human Fraternity as a Model for Dialogue (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 5 minutes

November 9, 2021

The Culture of Encounter: The Culture of Encounter and the Future of Dialogue (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 7 minutes