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Families, Relationships, Religious and Non-religious Perspectives

An online symposium co-organised by Dr Morena Tartari, Babeș-Bolyai University and Dr Hamide Elif Üzümcü, University of Padua,
hosted by the BSA Families and Relationships Study Group

15 March 2024 (13:00-16:30 GMT)

About the Event

We are excited to announce the upcoming online symposium as part of the event series on Families and Relationships. This symposium seeks to provide a platform for scholars to explore and discuss the complex intersections between sociological theories on families, relationships and religious/non-religious beliefs. Whilst today’s landscapes of theist and non-theist worldviews across the populations of the globe are in an intricate interplay with societal challenges, families continue to hold a significant role in contributing to, producing and reproducing conveyance of values and negotiating applications of them in myriad aspects of their relationships and everyday practices.

The symposium aims to bring together debates navigating the relations between contemporary social changes and family belief systems, the transmission of religious and non-religious values in child-parent-grandparent interactions, the interconnections of beliefs, routines, parenting styles and family-making, the cultural dimensions of faith and non-faith practices organising everyday lives of families across various contexts, the challenges and opportunities arising in interreligious and interbelief within the family .

Keynote Presentations

  • Dr Lois Lee, University of Kent
    Discussant: Dr Morena Tartari
  • Dr Francesco Cerchiaro, Radboud University
    Discussant: Dr Hamide Elif Üzümcü

The keynote session will be followed by short presentations.


Registration for this event is OPEN.

  • BSA Members: Free
  • Non-members: £10