Living with more than one tradition

A free online event on Monday 18 and Thursday 21 October (afternoon and evening sessions UK time). 

Hosted by The Hyphen Project (at the University of Birmingham) and Woodbrooke (a Quaker educational charity)

What does it feel like to live with more than one religious tradition in your life, family, or community? Through presentations and facilitated discussions, this gathering will enable people who have personal experience of living in interfaith settings or belonging to more than one religious tradition to come together with academics who research multiple religious belonging and interfaith matters to explore what it’s really like.

Meeting online and offering access for free, we hope to be an international community with many different perspectives. We will have live sessions to hear from speakers, a static space accessible all week to share images and documents, and opportunities for informal conversation.

Professor Mitsutoshi Morii

Keynote speaker:  Professor Mitsutoshi Horii

Professor Horii is Professor of Sociology, Shumei University, Japan and Principal, Chaucer College, UK.  He is the author of The Category of ‘Religion’ in Contemporary Japan: Shūkyō and Temple Buddhism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). His forthcoming book is entitled ‘Religion’ and ‘Secular’ Categories in Sociology: Decolonizing the Modern Myth (Palgrave Macmillan).


This event will take place across four live online sessions.  In addition, these will be supplemented with interactive and creative sessions, and social opportunities to meet with presenters and delegates via Gathertown between afternoon and evening sessions.  Afternoon sessions will take place between 14:00-17:00 (UK time) and evening sessions will take place between 19:30-21:00 (UK time).

Contact: Rhiannon Grant