Archive | September 2011

You know you’ve made it when…

… you are being cited as an ‘authority’ on Wikipedia:

Furthermore a professional review of “Atheism and Secularity” by a Graduate Student of Nonreligion (Christopher Corter. Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2011, pp. 176-180(5)) found in

http://edinburgh.academia.edu/ChristopherCotter/Papers/614290/Review_of_Atheism_and_Secularity_edited_by_Phil_Zuckerman_

offers good criticism of the volumes in terms of conceptual inconsistency such as terms being inconsistently used or even redundantly used and bias against “religion” (usually theism specifically).

Shame about the spelling of my name, though :)

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Nonreligion Panel at the European Association for the Study of Religions’ Conference, Budapest, 19 September

After a successful (I hope) first presentation at the British Association for the Study of Religions’ Conference in Durham this week, this is where I am off to next week:

New Movements in Religion, 10th EASR Conference, 18-22. September 2011. Budapest, Hungary
Location: Hungarian Culture Foundation, Budapest, Szentháromság tér 6.
See www. easr10.eu for more info.

Monday, 19. September 09.00 – 11.00 (Room: “Lecture I”)
Non-Religiosity, Identity and Ritual  Chair: Kovács, Ábrahám

  • Cotter, Christopher R.,: “Toward a Typology of ‘Nonreligion’: A Qualitative Analysis of Everyday Narratives of Scottish University Students”
  • Mastiaux, Björn: “Non-Religious Identity and Attitudes toward Ritual of Members of Atheist / Secularist Organizations in Germany and the United States”
  • Catto, Rebecca and Eccles, Janet: “Investigating Young People in Britain’s Active Non-Religious Identities”
  • McKearney, Patrick: “What are you laughing at?” The Role of Ridicule in Non-religious Identity Formation”
  • Quack, Johannes: “From Antyesti to Organ Transplantation: The Secularisation of Death in India (in Comparison to Developments in Europe)”
  • Aechtner, Rebecca and Wesser, Grit: “Jugendweihe: A Non-religious Coming-of-age Ritual in Eastern Germany”