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The Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalization engages in cutting-edge research, policy advice and analysis that seeks to develop alternative conceptual and practical approaches to understanding "religion" and its relationship with politics and society.

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Blog 'The Religion Factor'

  • 12 February 2024 - Kim Knibbe

    Once upon a time, there was a princess and a priest...

    Last Sunday, I went into the centre of the town of Maastricht with my family to celebrate Carnaval and watch the ‘Bonte Storm’ (the colourful storm, as big parade on Sunday is called). We walked slowly, often stopping to admire a group with particularly...

  • 30 October 2023 - Lars de Wildt

    Playing with Religion: How videogames became the world’s biggest dealer in religion

    Young people in the West are more likely to encounter religion in a videogame, than in a church, mosque or in a synagogue. This is especially startling when we realize that the demographics for non-religion are very similar to the demographics for people...

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