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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
Department of Sociology and Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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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

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Project Spotlight

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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


Book January 30, 2018

What Is Political Islam?

In this book author Jocelyne Cesari demystifies the continuous process of interaction between secular and religious actors and institutions that is at the core of political mobilization in the name of Islam.


November 26, 2018

José Casanova on the Jesuit Approach to Globalization (Video)

Duration: 2 minutes

April 24, 2018

The Future of Political Islam: Trends and Prospects (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 37 minutes

March 30, 2017

Theology Without Borders - Religious Pluralism and the Wider Ecumenism (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes