Structuring Diversity - Structuring Religion. Religious Diversity and Human Heterogeneity in Society

International Conference, 30th March - 1st April 2023, University of Lucerne & online

Organised by the Department for the Study of Religions, University of Lucerne (Switzerland), in cooperation with the Swiss Association for the Study of Religions (SGR-SSSR), the department for cultural studies, Univesity of Lucerne, the department of History, Federal University of Paraná (Brazil) and the Study of Religions, Philipps University Marburg (Germany).


Religion and diversity are intimately entangled in manifold ways. Can we systematically unpack this entanglement in a way that enables us to understand it in different eras and regions, on an individual as well as a societal or global scale; and in a way that includes its potential for creating as much as for resolving conflict?
In short, how does religion structure diversity, and how does diversity structure religion? This conference addresses these questions by systematically bringing different approaches and perspectives into conversation with each other.


Dr des. Anne Beutter, University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Dr Ramona Jelinek-Menke, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Prof. Karina Kosicki Bellotti, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

Sahra Lobina, MA, University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Brian McGowan, MA, Zurich University for Applied Sciences, Switzerland