21 June 2018 | Event | Urban Religion

Many cities were shaped by religious movements. In Amsterdam in the Middle Ages almost a third of the buildings were monasteries and other religious buildings. For some time the view was that religion would disappear. A neighborhood like the Bijlmermeer was designed for such a secular, non-religious future. Yet, this future never came and ironically the Bijlmer currently houses the highest number of religious communities in the Netherlands. What’s happening in the city when it comes to religion, and what does the future look like?

In this second edition of De Staat Van God we bring you inspiring mini-classes by top of the rank researchers and professionals in the field. How did the religious history of Amsterdam shape this city? Which urban spaces shape the identities of young Muslims in Newcastle? Why do cities around the world seem to be the perfect breeding ground for evangelical mega-churches? How do secular city dwellers find meaning and spirituality in an urban context? Join us in Pakhuis de Zwijger, and find out!

Our speakers include:

How to church the African way in a secular city?Associate Professor Sociology and Anthropology of Religion - University of Groningen
How do young urban professionals look for meaning in the city?Founder CityKerk Amsterdam
What's the sound of different religious traditions making theater?by ZID Theater
Why are cities the perfect breeding ground for evangelical mega-churches?Assistant Professor Anthropology of Religion - VU University
What does the story of one building tell us about the future of religion in the city?Assistant Professor Research Institute for Philosophy and Religious Studies - University Utrecht
Which urban spaces shape the identities of young Muslims?PhD researcher faculty of spatial sciences - University of Groningen
Researcher / Topic we should not miss
Please send us an email > info@destaatvangod.nl

23 & 24 June 2018 | Tours

In collaboration with Amsterdam universities we invite you on a tour past religious sites.

More info coming up! We’ll keep you posted.


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Thursday 21 June
Talks Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179

Weekend 23/24 June
Tours Amsterdam
More info soon


Earlier editions of De Staat Van God: 2017

Je kan de bijdrages hier terugluisteren via soundcloud (ook via je podcast app) of terugkijken via youtube. (In Dutch)


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