Religion + Numbers: Dr Bev Botting, The Church of England
Can religion be quantified? How much can we really know about a person's beliefs from the analysis of hard data? Some of us count on our faith. But can faith be counted?
Join us at the Woolf Institute for Religion + Numbers – a series of webinars exploring the more quantitative side of religious studies. Over four events, we present leading academics engaged in the study of religion and faith communities through the lens of data and numbers.
Thursday 13th May 2021 17:00-18:00
Professor David Voas (Professor of Social Science at UCL) opens the series with an introduction to his work and a discussion on using data to study religion.
Thursday 3rd June 2021 17:00-18:00
Dr Kiana Cox (Pew Research Center, Washington DC) offers an insight into one of the world's most prestigious research institutions and their work surveying religion across the US. Her talk will explore her research on Race in the Religious Lives of Black Americans.
Thursday 1st July 2021 17:00-18:00
Dr Daniel Staetsky (Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Jewish Policy Research) presents the evidence on responses to COVID-19 within Jewish communities.
Thursday 2nd September 2021 17:00-18:00
Dr Bev Botting (Head of Research and Statistics, The Church of England) will be exploring the question 'Do we measure what we value?' in this final webinar.
Whether you are a student or researcher interested in religion and faith communities, someone engaged in community work with faith groups or simply interested in the social world around you, come and join us for what promise to be an engaging series of webinars.
How to book
Register for the series here.
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