Project II – Formatting Religion Beyond the State
How do people, groups and organizations in civil society offer counternarratives to the majority public formatting of religion?
As religious expressions in society become increasingly diverse, there is a growing divide between the state-driven formatting of religion and the ways in which key actors in civil society practice, experience and reflect their religiosity, a divide sparking heated controversies and debates on contentious issues involving religious identities and practices. Through two subprojects, Formatting religion beyond the state examines the ways in which people, groups and organizations in civil society offer counternarratives to the majority public formatting of religion, as religious groups offer modes of belonging beyond private belief as arguments for their practices, and shelter migrants on the fringes of society, fostering alternative, religiously motivated conceptions of citizenship.
- Subproject I – Religious belonging and public discourse
- Subproject II – Religious welfare on the margins