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Religion in Times of Crisis

On 28 June 2016, the Asia Research Institute in Singapore will be hosting a seminar on "How to Study Religion in Times of Crisis". The event is organised by the Religion and Globalisation Cluster Fellows Giuseppe Bolotta, Catherine Scheer, Nurfadzilah Yahaya and Amelia Fauzia. The conference program is available here, or the abstract is below:  In times of crises, scholars of religion often feel compelled to address certain controversial issues as soon as they emerge. A growing number of scholars specialising in religious studies straddle the worlds of academia and the media. Under time constraints, they are sometimes forced to reduce context-specific and flexible religious traditions to generalizations in order to be accessible to the public. As a result, debates within the different fields under the broad rubric of religious studies that have a longer trajectory and pervasive role in the academy tend to be cast aside. Many scholars continue to feel a heightened sense o