Urban Religion

Urban talks

How do people in the city perceive religion? And how did religion impact the city? These are the subjects of inspiring Urban Religion lectures by scientists and professionals. They talk about religion and meaning in the city at the very appropriate location of the Westerkerk, on Thursday, June 22.

Ages ago cities were built on religion. In medieval times almost a third of Amsterdam consisted of convents and other ecclesiastic buildings. Religious movements have always been involved in the design of the cities. Nowadays, the tables seem to be turned. The monumental Utrecht Cathedral and Ghanese Pentecostal churches in the Bijlmer, yoga mats in the city parks and hidden mosks in Stuttgart: how do modern-day cities shape the way people deal with religion? The meeting starts at 7.30 pm.