religion, space and place

Debates concerning religion in the public space characterise a secular, differentiated society dealing with migration and conflicts. Religion in the public sphere is a significant componentĀ of the relationship between space and religion. Space is a fundamental dimension of human living: the spatial dimension is the physical basis of life where social structures and symbolic discourses are merged. Space can be a place of sharing or confrontation. In democracy, shared space is a place of conflict, transformation, gathering, reciprocal awareness, or societal cohesion and responsibility. Space is also a place of memory and of the transmission of religious knowledge.

 

 


visuality, media and religion
religion and film
religion and gender