Immigration, Religion and Political Participation: Dialogue and Conflict

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

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Dear Colleagues,

Globalization has generated higher social and cultural mobility, which has been accompanied by a change in the religious architecture of countries, contributing to the plurality and diversification of the religious offerings in host countries. This means that new immigration has motivated new social contexts marked by the way in which both societies define the presence of religion in their public spaces. These contexts vary significantly, depending on the group of immigrants according, to their religious affiliation. Thus, each society reacts differently depending on religious affiliation to one or another group.

This great migratory mobility has led to a re-thinking of religious systems, emphasizing their dynamism and the practices and beliefs of such social actors, manifesting themselves in local conflicts. The new migrants, unlike those of the past, affirm their religious, cultural and even state identities in their new host countries.

Social and cultural conflicts between countries arising from a desire to gain global influence have led to the resurgence of confrontations between blocs, especially for religious reasons, generating a situation of tension and, therefore, a rebirth of the relevance and social role played by religion.

It is in this situation of tension that there is a religious revival, playing a relevant social role. The analysis of this complex role is the focus of this issue, so this is an invitation to send theoretical and applied research papers, as well as critical reflections and case studies, to improve understanding and dialogue.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Religion and migration.
  • Religion and migratory movements.
  • Dialogue and conflict between religion, immigration and society.
  • Religion and political participation.
  • Migration and political participation.
  • Religious awakenings and revivals.
  • Social conflicts and religious roles.
  • Religion and economics applied to migration issues.
  • Religion, migration and human rights.
  • The sociology of religion in the current society.

Prof. Dr. Jesús Alberto Valero-Matas
Prof. Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes
Prof. Dr. Ángeles Rubio-Gil
Prof. Dr. Antonio Sánchez-Bayón
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Keywords

  • religion
  • migration
  • migratory movement, political participation
  • social conflict

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An Attempt at a Theoretical Explanation of Violent Islamist Radicalization in Spain
by Sergio García Magariño and María Jiménez-Ramos
Religions 2022, 13(3), 209; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13030209 - 01 Mar 2022
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This paper is the first in a series of papers that aim to address Islamist violent radicalization from different angles: the nature of violent radicalization in the context of Spain; a comparison between European, North American, and Indian violent radicalization; the need to [...] Read more.
This paper is the first in a series of papers that aim to address Islamist violent radicalization from different angles: the nature of violent radicalization in the context of Spain; a comparison between European, North American, and Indian violent radicalization; the need to refine territorial radicalization indexes within the context of preventing violent radicalization and the relation between Islamist violent radicalization; and other forms of violent radicalization in Europe. This series of articles builds upon the general theoretical framework established by the author in two previous works. These works are framed under the known conception of three layers of micro, meso, and macro factors contributing to violent radicalization processes. The paper starts by defining Islamist violent radicalization. Then, it explores different theoretical explanations, and finally, it proposes an explanatory hypothesis that is tested against, on the one hand, data proceeding from different institutional sources in Spain and, on the other, some initial conversations to Spanish security officials and people who were radicalized in the past and regretted it or lived very close to others that did it. In further articles, these preliminary conversations will become life stories and in-depth interviews. Full article
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