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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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Lesson Plan February 1, 2021

Religion and Globalization: Gender and Theory

This curricular module guide explores gender and theory in the relationship between religion and globalization, complicating the traditional secularization thesis that religion will become less important as societies progress.

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September 9, 2021

Secularism and Islam in Foreign Policy (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 3 minutes

May 13, 2021

Public Religions in the COVID-19 World (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 16 minutes

March 24, 2021

The Geopolitics of Religious Moderation in the Middle East and North Africa (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 42 minutes