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 — Indiana University

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

An Undergraduate Discussion Lunch with
Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University
Linda Woodhead

Wednesday, April 3, 12:30-2 p.m.
Harlos House (1331 E. Tenth St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below

IU Alumna Libby BaneyAre 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, including religion and identity, human rights, sex and gender, politics, the media, and more. 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.

Join Professor Woodhead for lunch and a discussion of her work on religion. The conversation can range as widely as your interests!

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this undergraduate lunch, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "Woodhead" program and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. The lunch is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Linda Woodhead will also speak as part of the Global Perspective Speakers Series of the School of Global and International Studies:

-"God has a Purpose for You: The Global Transformation of Religion Since the 1980s
Tuesday, April 2, 4-5:30 p.m., Bridgewaters Lounge, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

For more information click here.

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