Religion, Secularism, and Professional Practice

Pentaris, Panagiotis. 2014. Religion, Secularism, and Professional Practice. Studia Sociologica, 6(1), pp. 99-109. ISSN 2081-6642 [Article]

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The last two decades have witnessed a shift in the conversation on secularism and secular identities. The debate that religious identities have decreased and that religious thinking, religious practices and religious institutions were once at the core of the life in western societies, is now redirected. At a time when multi- -faith societies and institutions are largely recognized, the need for reconstructing the meaning and the role of religion and belief rises. Drawing from current research undertaken by the author in the UK, this article aims to depict the role of religion in contemporary professional practice and the attitude of the religious literacy of health care professionals, through an overview of the history of religion in the UK.

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secularization, desecularization, Great Britain

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Faiths and Civil Society



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Date Deposited:

24 Feb 2015 13:01

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06 Oct 2022 08:34

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.


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