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Meaning on Monday

Work and Meaning: Meaning on Monday

Date:29 November 2021

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Reproductive Rights and Religion in the Netherlands

Date:24 November 2021
Author:Jelle Wiering

For me, a cultural anthropologist working on the entanglements of religion, secularity and sexuality, the term ‘reproductive rights’ evokes associations with internationally-operating NGOs. The people working for NGOs that I met in my fieldwork drew on a...

The Religion Factor has changed! 

Date:22 November 2021
The Religion Factor The Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalization is thrilled to announce the new format of The Religion Factor blog. From now on, the content will be organized in curated thematic series to facilitate your engagement and promote debate.
Meaning on Monday

Work and Meaning: Meaning on Monday

Date:01 November 2021

Antwoorden op die vraag worden vaak verpakt in verhalen. Voor Dirk de Wachter is verbinding een kernthema.

Energy wind park. Photo: RUG. 

Values in Landscape Transition

Date:30 September 2021
Author:Bertien Martens
With climate change being one of the main hot topics of this day, there is an increasing sense among the Dutch public that something needs to be done in order to put a halt to this change.
Religion in Prison (Springer, 2020)

Religion in Prison: An Overview of Contemporary Europe

Date:06 September 2021
Author:Dr. Julia Martínez-Ariño
In this post, Dr. Julia Martínez-Ariño presents the book she edited with Dr. Anne-Laure Zwilling on "Religion in Prisons: An Overview of Contemporary Europe" (Springer, 2020).
De Groene Amsterdammer 1918

Coping with Covid-19 in Dutch Christianity: A Comparison with the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic (Part Two)

Date:27 April 2020
One hundred years before Covid-19, the world was faced with the Spanish flu. What does a comparison between religious responses to these pandemics tell us about religion in general, and Christianity in particular, in the Netherlands (past and present)? Dr Tom-Eric Krijger, lecturer at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Groningen, explores this question in a two-piece series.
De Groene Amsterdammer 1918

Coping with Covid-19 in Dutch Christianity: A Comparison with the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic (Part One)

Date:24 April 2020
One hundred years before Covid-19, the world was faced with the Spanish flu. What does a comparison between religious responses to these pandemics tell us about religion in general, and Christianity in particular, in the Netherlands (past and present)? Dr Tom-Eric Krijger, lecturer at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Groningen, explores this question in a two-piece series.
Redemption Camp, Lagos

"Wash Your Hands and Be Washed in the Blood of the Lamb": Pentecostalism and Corona in Nigeria

Date:30 March 2020
While those who identify as secular or non-religious may be unused to dealing with existential crisis, many Christian communities - particularly Pentecostal congregations - have been preparing for the End Times for decades. How does Nigeria's most influential Pentecostal pastor make sense of the coronavirus? CRCG Fellow Dr Kim Knibbe investigates.