Feb. 20: "None of the Above: Nonreligious Identity in Canada" - Public lecture with Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme and Joel Thiessen

This lecture will explore the phenomenon of the "religious none" in the Canadian context. Click here for details.

Chester Ronning Centre - 17 December 2019

Nonreligious Identity in the US and Canada - forthcoming book by Joel Thiessen and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

Date & Time: Thur. Feb. 20, 6 p.m.

Location: Mayer Hall, Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

Details: This talk is free to attend and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Abstract: Nearly one-quarter of Canadian adults say they have no religion. Who are they? Why and where has this population grown? This talk will explore these questions against the backdrop of three theoretical frameworks in the sociology of religion - states of decline, individualization and spiritualization and polarization. Thiessen and Wilkins-Laflamme's central claim is that there is a gradual decline happening in stages across time and generations at different rates in various social, cultural and regional contexts, leading to the rise of religious nones.

Click here to view Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme's bio.

Click here to view Joel Thiessen's bio.

Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme, PhD, University of Waterloo

Joel Thiessen, PhD, Ambrose University in Calgary