If one looks at the variegated religious world map, Europe seems to be the exception. The religious landscape of this continent was perceived to be quite homogeneous for a long time. However, in recent times religious diversity has been increasing in various European regions - forced by religion without affiliation, migration, the emergence of small religious communities, the rise of new religious movements, and the cultivation of various milieus within the major Christian churches.
The research activities of the plureligion network are taking a global perspective on religious diversity. For the aim of the project to study religious diversity around the globe the Bochum research group was able to find new international cooperation partners: Frank Usarski, São Paulo; Ursula Rao, Sydney; Lori Beaman, Toronto; Asonzeh Ukah, Lagos, and Hiroshi Kubota, Tokyo joined the plureligion network to prepare research activities in six metropolitan regions. The regions are: Tokyo (Japan), Mumbai (India), São Paulo (Brazil), Metropolitan ... (more)