Date & Time: Thur. Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
Location: Mayer Hall, Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
Details: This talk is free to attend and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Abstract: Nearly one-quarter of Canadian adults say they have no religion. Who are they? Why and where has this population grown? This talk will explore these questions against the backdrop of three theoretical frameworks in the sociology of religion – states of decline, individualization and spiritualization and polarization. Thiessen and Wilkins-Laflamme’s central claim is that there is a gradual decline happening in stages across time and generations at different rates in various social, cultural and regional contexts, leading to the rise of religious nones.