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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Changing Times, Changing Minds, Changing Faiths
Religions in Transition at Home and Abroad

April 3, 2013

Are people in this and other countries losing or leaving their religions but becoming more spiritual? What are the rights and roles of women in religion? How do the shifts in social, economic, political, and technological advances in globalization relate to the way people practice religion? Linda Woodhead, a professor of sociology of religion at Lancaster University, studies these and numerous other questions related to religion and its wider social and political implications.

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Woodhead's work has been widely published, and her books include Religion and Change in Modern Britain, A Sociology of Religious Emotions, An Introduction to Christianity, and The Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality.

She devised and organizes the Westminster Faith Debates with Charles Clarke, and, between 2007 and 2013, she has been directing the Arts and Humanities Research Council's and the Economic and Social Research Council's Religion and Society Programme, a £12m research investment that embraces 75 separate projects.

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