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Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging
Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging

The Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging (RelSec) project at the Portland Center for Public Humanities links four member organizations of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes through a mutually coordinated set of research programs. The participating Humanitis Centers are housed at Portland State University, Utrecht University, Tel Aviv University, and the  Chinese University of Hong Kong. The project’s key research questions are: How are we to understand the contemporary resurgence of religious discourses, social practices and forms of cultural organization in political arenas, civil society and the public sphere? What light do these developments cast on long-standing accounts of “modernity” as a secularizing historical process? How are current formations of religious and secular shaping local, national, transnational and “universal” measures of political belonging? 

If you would like to get involved or find out more, please contact the Portland Center for Public Humanities. To see upcoming events, click here.