RelSec International Online Forum Invites CHCI Members to Participate

The RelSec international forum online ( is designed as an open forum for the exchange of ideas among members of the Mellon-funded Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging project, the CHCI membership, and those in the general academic body who wishes to participate.

Among the most visible voices in the online discussions so far has been Ernst van den Hemel of Utrecht University, posting original scholarship and stimulating discussion.

Attention has been paid to improving project sites as well as a timeline feature (shortly forthcoming) on the Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture page. The interactive timeline will track the progress of the project, allowing users to link directly to information, including links to video of the Inaugural Event and audio recordings from the February symposium.

As we move forward with the RelSec project, additional content and links will be placed on the timeline, creating a visible and hyperlinked history of RelSec. In the past three months, fifteen international scholars have signed up for accounts, and we are hopeful that momentum will continue to build for an enduring conversation.