Three events on religion and innovation

09 October 2019

On Monday November 4 afternoon Frederick Gedicks, professor of Law at the Brigham Young University, is giving a lecture on the topic of religious accommodation. He is going to examine norms and practices regarding the exercise of religious freedom in the workplace.

On Tuesday November 5 morning, the workshop Religion, Innovation and Digital Humanities is taking place. On this occasion, the results of a research on young believers and the Catholic Church in Padua are going to be presented. In particular, the Synod of young people held in 2018 by the Paduan diocese is going to be analyzed as a case of religious innovation and investigated through new digital methods.

On the afternoon of the same day Luca Diotallevi, professor of Sociology at the University of Roma Tre, is giving a lecture on the relationship between religion and innovation. He is going to examine the controversial and plural links between the world of religions and innovation experiences.

According to the Mission of the Center, these events aim to explore the field of action-research concerning the interactions between religion and innovation in the contemporary world. They promote a discussion on both the multiple expressions of religious practice in today digital natives’ society, and the different positions of the main religions towards technological and digital challenges.

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