Religion in the Caribbean: Addressing the Challenges of Development and Globalism

Event Date(s): 31/05/2010 - 18/09/2010

The Department of Behavioural Sciences hosts the conference, Religion in the Caribbean: Addressing the Challenges of Development and Globalism, scheduled to take place from September 16th-18th, 2010. 



There has been considerable published research on religion internationally but insufficient work has been conducted in the Caribbean and Latin America. Our current school and university programmes make little reference to the study of religion as a social phenomenon. This conference seeks to fill that gap by bringing together scholars who have been doing research in this area. It is hoped that new information and analysis will be presented and the conference will thereby stimulate research in religion across the region. 

Call for abstracts - Deadline May 31st 2010

Call for papers - Deadline July 31 2010


Papers are requested under the following themes:

  • The historical development of religion in the region
  • Belief systems, rites and rituals
  • Leaders in Caribbean Religion
  • New religious movements
  • Religious freedom and tolerance
  • Managing religious diversity
  • Religion and social problems
  • Religion, gender and sexuality
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion and social capital in the Caribbean
  • The challenges of secularization and globalization
  • Religion and youth
  • Religion in the Caribbean Diaspora  

To find out more, please contact the conference secretary, Rachel D’Arceuil, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad, at fax: 1 (868) 663-4968, or via email at Rachel.DArceuil@sta.uwi.edu, or visit the conference website at http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/10/religion/.

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