Increasing Plurality and Neglected Pluralism: Religious Diversity in the Suburbs of Rome

  • Valeria FabrettiEmail author
  • Maria Chiara Giorda
  • Piero Vereni
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges book series (PSLRSC)


Pluralism, as a normative concept, refers to a moral response to the existential fact of diversity. With regard to the multiple religious affiliations and groups that populate Western societies, pluralism is intended to be a way of dealing with diversity (Giordan and Pace 2014) that consists of an active and positive embrace inspired by the idea of integration as opposed to segregation.



We want to thank all our colleagues involved in the project, who helped us in the elaboration of this chapter: Luca Bossi for providing the data about diversity in Rome, Cristiano Cappellini and Gabriele Rizza for the interviews at Morandi block, Ilaria Eterno for the map of Morandi block and information about the architectural history of Tor Sapienza.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valeria Fabretti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria Chiara Giorda
    • 2
  • Piero Vereni
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Religious Studies (ISR), Bruno Kessler FoundationTrentoItaly
  2. 2.Università Di RomaTreRomeItaly
  3. 3.Università Di Roma Tor VergataRomeItaly

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