Young People and the Diversity of (Non)Religious Identities in International Perspective

  • Elisabeth Arweck
  • Heather Shipley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Society and Institutions

  3. Identity and Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Jeane C. Peracullo, Rito V. Baring, Dennis S. Erasga, Leni de la Rosa Garcia, Lars Raymund Ubaldo
      Pages 131-147
  4. Gender and Sexuality

About this book


This volume brings together current research on young people, (non)religion, and diversity, documenting the forms young people’s stances may take and the social or spatial contexts in which these may be formed. The social contexts studied include the family, school, and faith communities. The spatial contexts include (sub)urban and rural geographies and places of worship and pilgrimage.
Youth and (non)religion are an area of academic interest that has been gaining increasing attention, especially as it pertains to youthful expressions of (non)religion and identities. As research on religion and young people spans and expands across academic disciplines and across geographic areas, comparative approaches and perspectives, such as presented in this volume, offer important spaces for reflecting about the experience of religiosity among young people and the ways they are learning about, and developing, (non)religious identities. Building bridges geographically and methodologically, this volume provides an international perspective on religion and nonreligion among young people, offering a diversity of religious and nonreligious perspectives. 


Youth and religion (Non)Religious identity Nonreligion, spirituality Religious and nonreligious/ethnic diversity Religion and gender Religion and sexuality Education and religion Religion and culture Religion and boundaries Religious literacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabeth Arweck
    • 1
  • Heather Shipley
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Education StudiesUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.Department of Classics and Religious StudiesUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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