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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…

Blog Posts


Article November 20, 2020

The Transnationality of the Secular

In "The Transnationality of the Secular" Clemens Six considers the extent to which the evolution of secularism in South and Southeast Asia between the end of the WWI and decolonization after 1945 was a result of trans-imperial and transnational patterns.


December 14, 2020

Sacred Capital: Reflections on Religion and Power in World Politics (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 10 minutes

December 3, 2020

On Fundamentalism, the Ambivalence of the Sacred, and Contested Modernities (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 15 minutes

December 1, 2020

Lunch Series on Religion and Nationalism: China (Video)

Duration: 59 minutes