Religion, Values and Morality in Secularized and Multi-cultural Societies
Center for Psychology and Religion
Université Catholique de Louvain
This initiative aims to encourage a dialogue within Belgian society between religious faiths, society, and science on the place and influence of religious beliefs, traditions, and innovative expressions on people’s values, ideals, moral, and ethical concerns in the face of increased secularization and multiculturalism. Taking advantage of previously accumulated empirical research knowledge and interdisciplinary theoretical work performed at the university’s Centre of Psychology of Religion, the society will organize large public conferences, targeted workshops and seminars, and publications. Core membership includes scholars in psychology, education, religious education, and psychology of religion. Members collaborate weekly through common research activities, business meetings, outreach planning and meetings with representatives of religious, civil, and political organizations and other potential members.