Young People and Religion in a Global Perspective [transcript]

Young People and Religion in a Global Perspective Podcast with Marcus Moberg and Sofia Sjö. (14 January 2019) Interviewed by Christopher Cotter Transcribed by Helen Bradstock. Audio and transcript available at: Moberg_and_Sjo_-_Young_People_and_Religion_in_a_Global_Perspective_1.1 Christopher Cotter (CC): I am at the European Association for the Study of Religion’s Conference in Bern, and I’m joined today by Marcus […]

Young People and Religion in a Global Perspective

Today, Chris is joined by Marcus Moberg and Sofia Sjö to discuss the fascinating “Young Adults and Religion in a Global Perspective” project, which has been addressing this dearth on a massive scale. In this interview, we discuss the logistics and some of the emerging findings of a project which has involved utilizing a number of innovative research methods – including the Faith Q-Sort

Young People of ‘No Religion’ and Religious Education Beyond Religious Belief

“Although this might help pupils develop their critical thinking skills, this approach to the study of religion seems to reinforce the notion that religion is concerned with private, individualized beliefs of an ontological, epistemological and/or moral nature. It does not provide room for pupils to consider how ‘religion’ might be broader than assent to propositional beliefs or to explore further the nature of belief and how it can function in all our everyday lives.”

Measuring and Categorizing Young Adult Spirituality

Previous generations have not been influenced to change and adapt as quickly as Millennials and Generation Z

“The Study of Religions in Ireland: People, Places, Projects” – 2015 ISASR Conference Report

The Study of Religions in Ireland: People, Places, Projects” Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR), Trinity College Dublin, May 11th 2015. Conference report for The Religious Studies Project by Dr. Eoin O’Mahony, Department of Geography, St Patrick’s College DCU

Living in Limbo

Thompson, in her interview with the RSP, touched on very interesting points regarding youth, young people’s religiosity, and their exit from the church at teenage years. In this time-limited interview, she gave us a lot of food for thought. In this piece, I would like to discuss her responses in a mixed order while maintaining a proper flow.Thompson begins the interview by talking about youth…

Who joins New Religious Movements?

In this episode of the Religious Studies Project, Lewis shares some of his views on the study of NRMs. It seems, claims Lewis, that our current generalizations about who joins such movements is based on outdated statistics. It seems no longer to be the case that it is primarily young people who join NMRs, rather joiners’ age has increased during recent decades.

Meeting at the crossroads of public and private: sexuality and religion

In a recent podcast on Youth, Sexuality and Religion, Dr Sarah-Jane Page discusses research that she conducted along with several colleagues, that concerned young people, sexuality and religion. This is an immediately controversial subject and one that generates many questions. As this research focused on “lived religion”, that is how people experience religion in their everyday lives,

Decolonizing Religious Studies and Its Layers of Complicity [transcript]

Decolonizing Religious Studies and Its Layers of Complicity Podcast with Natalie Avalos (17 August 2019). Interviewed by David McConeghy Transcribed by David McConeghy Audio and transcript available at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/podcast/decolonizing-religious-studies-and-its-layers-of-complicity/ KEYWORDS decolonization, indigenous studies, Native American Studies, power,  David McConeghy (DM)  00:00 My name is David McConeghy and I’m delighted to be with Dr. Natalie Avalos […]

Invented Religions [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Carole M. Cusack on Invented Religions (30 January 2012). PDF. Interviewed by David G. Robertson (with Chris Cotter). Transcribed by Martin Lepage. David Robertson (DR): What if you choose to believe in a faith that you knew had been made up? And what if it worked all the same? That’s what Carole Cusack, Associate Professor […]

Cognitive Approaches to the Study of Religion [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Armin W. Geertz on Cognitive Approaches to the Study of Religion (23 January 2012). PDF. Interviewed by Christopher R. Cotter. Transcribed by Travis W. Cooper. Chris Cotter (CC): Today we are joined by Professor Armin Geertz of Aarhus University. He’s the head of the Religion and Cognition and Culture Research unit (or RCC) in […]

Angel Spirituality [transcript]

Angel Spirituality Podcast with Tehri Utriainen (5 June 2017). Interviewed by David Robertson Transcribed by Helen Bradstock. Transcript available at: Utriainen_-_Angel_Spirituality_1.1 David Robertson (DR): I’m here in Edinburgh today. I’m joined by Tehri Utriainen, from the University of Helsinki, where she is Professor in the Study of Religions. And today, we’re going to be talking about […]

Hindu Traditions in Contemporary British Communities [transcript]

Hindu Traditions in Contemporary British Communities Podcast with Steve Jacobs and Theodora Wildcroft (25 September 2017). Interviewed by Ella Bock. Transcribed by Helen Bradstock. Transcript available at: Jacobs and Wildcroft- Hindu Traditions in Contemporary British Communities 1.1 Ella Bock (EB): Ok, so. Shall we get started? I guess I can introduce my self to you, first […]

Magic and Modernity [transcript]

Magic and Modernity Podcast with Richard Irvine and Theodoros Kyriakides (26 March 2018). Interviewed by David Robertson Transcribed by Helen Bradstock. Audio and transcript available at: Irvine_and_Kyriakides_-_Magic_and_Modernity_1.1 David Robertson (DR): I’m joining you again from Milton Keynes, where I’m at the Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective Conference. And today I’m joined by Richard Irvine and […]

The Gods of Indian Country [transcript]

The Gods of Indian Country Podcast with Jennifer Graber (17 September 2018). Interviewed by Daniel Gorman Jr. Transcribed by Helen Bradstock. Audio and transcript available at: Graber_-_The_Gods_of_Indian_Country_1.1 Daniel Gorman (DG): So I understand it’s very hot in Texas, Dr Graber! Jennifer Graber (JG): It is! It’s about 100 degrees here, today! DG: Now it’s making […]