Religion and spirituality are intertwined with politics at micro, meso, and macro levels, and their connection may vary strongly, both geographically and over time. The themes that could be addressed are numerous and are core to the sociology of religion: religion and international relations, identity-claims and nation-state sovereignty, debates on sexual and reproductive rights, anti-Islam parties and new demands for secularism, the role of religious values and influences in politics, religiously motivated conflicts, religious extremism, and religion and the refugees crisis.

This conference includes papers on these and other topics of interest to sociology of religion and more broadly to the social sciences of religion.

Organized by the International Society for the Sociology of Religion, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona’s Center for the Sociology of Religion (ISOR) and the Universitat de Barcelona’s GRECS research group, in collaboration with the Catalan Sociological Association (ACS-IEC) and the Universitat Ramon Llull-Blanquerna.