Religion has again come to the forefront of sociological inquiry. Thissession aims to explore the difference(s) between ‘disaporic religion’and ‘religion in the diaspora’ in connection with the role religiousleadership in immigrant communities. While ‘diasporic religion’ takesinto account the ways in which religion should connect people ofdifferent backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, speaking a diverse rangeof languages under the tenets of one faith, ‘religion in thediaspora’ exposes the challenges of diversity and faith in immigrantcommunities. This session welcomes papers and research on the subjectof Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, as well as others, which exposethe lived reality and experience of religion and faith from theperspective of immigrant laity and / or immigrant clergy. Inparticular, the session welcomes emerging research that connects toliterature on transnational religious participation and theories ofintegration and / or belonging.
Session Organizer: Agata Piekosz, PhD Student, University of Toronto, firstname.lastname@example.org
Session Code: Rel1