Religion in the Netherlands – The Rough Data

Dutch sociologists R. Eising, G. Kraaykamp, P. Scheepers and P. Thijs, have now published a data guide: Religion in Dutch Society - Documentation of a national survey on religious and secular attitudes and behaviour in 2011-2012. This Data Guide provides the documentation of the research design, the sampling method, and the variables of the national Dutch survey Religion in Dutch Society 2011-2012 Continue Reading →

Rethinking Secularism: The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere

On 22 October 2012 Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, Judith Butler and Cornel West met in the historic Great Hall at Cooper Union to discuss “Rethinking Secularism.” In this symposium convened by the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU, the Social Science Research Council and the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University, they presented their accounts of religion in the public sphere. Continue Reading →