Religion, Religious Groups and Migration


Religion, Religious Groups and Migration Edited by Deniz Coşan Eke and Eric M. Trinka | Published: 28 September 2023 [Migration Series: 46] | Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-80135-120-1 –  Buy at Amazon | Buy at Lulu | Buy at | Digital: ISBN: 978-1-80135-121-8 – Read on Kindle | Read on GooglePlay | Read on CEEOL | Read on


Religion, Religious Groups and Migration

Religion, Religious Groups and Migration

Edited by Deniz Coşan Eke and Eric M. Trinka

Published: 28 September 2023 [Migration Series: 46]

Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-80135-120-1 – Buy at Amazon | Buy at Lulu | Buy at
Digital: ISBN: 978-1-80135-121-8 – Read on Kindle | Read on GooglePlay | Read on CEEOL | Read on

The relationship between religion, religious groups, and migration is an important topic of recent social science debate. Migration affects all aspects of the lives of those who have left their homes, including facets characterized as religious. Religion and religious identity are linked to social, cultural, and political issues, including integration, identity negotiation, diasporic community formation, interreligious dialogue, and religious pluralism. On the one hand, migration can change religious cultures, rituals, and traditions through the experience of mobility and the response of the host country. On the other hand, religious groups can encourage migration. In this context, new forms of transnational interaction and organization have emerged that contribute to the reformulation of community and identity. In some cases, such changes can lead to new conflicts and even trigger religious radicalization. This edited book consists of essays that bring together various perspectives on religious groups and their migration processes in different geographical regions. The aim is to empirically analyze the discourse and practices of national and transnational religious groups while investigating the relationship of religion and migration to political, historical, cultural, and social transitions. The book brings together academics and practitioners from different countries through interdisciplinary approaches that will be of interest to a wide readership of scholars and practitioners.


  • Religion, Religious Groups and Migration. – Deniz Coşan Eke and Eric M. Trinka
  • “The World Is Without Shelter, Without Protector”: Buddhism, the Protection of Displaced People, and International Humanitarian Law. – Christina A. Kilby
  • Borders within Borders: Superkilen as the Site of Assimilation. – Ehsan Sheikholharam
  • The Role of Informational Asymmetry in Interfaith Communication During Conflict: A Game Theoretical Approach. – Serdar Ş. Güner and Nukhet A. Sandal
  • In the Intersection of Religion, Identity, and Education: The Perceptions of Sunni Muslim Parents Regarding Islam Courses in Austria. – Ece Cihan Ertem
  • Alevism as a political-theological concept and its Representation in   Austria. – Deniz Cosan Eke
  • The Role of Interreligious Dialogue and Outreach in Building Trust and Strengthening Social Inclusion in Europe: the case of Network for Dialogue. – Amjad Saleem and Aleksandra Djuric Milovanovic
  • “Textual Placemaking and Migration Memories in Psalm 137”. – Eric M. Trinka

About Editors

Deniz Coşan Eke (Dr. Phil.) works as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Alevi Theological Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. She has been a visiting researcher on migration, religious groups, and interreligious dialogue at the University of Roskilde, the University of Westminster, and the University of Cambridge. She is the author of The Changing Leadership Roles of Dedes in the Alevi Movement: Ethnographic Studies on Alevi Associations in Turkey and Germany from the 1990s to the Present (Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript, 2021).

Eric M. Trinka (Ph.D.) is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, USA. He is recognized globally as an expert on the formation and interpretation of religious texts in contexts of mobility. He is the author of Cultures of Mobility, Migration, and Religion in Ancient Israel and Its World (London: Routledge, 2022).


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Product Details:

Migration Series: 46
ISBN: 978-1-80135-120-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-80135-121-8 (Digital)
Publisher: Transnational Press London
Published: 28 September 2023
Language: English
Pages: 163
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink: Black & white
Weight (approx.): 0.35 kg
Dimensions (approx.): 15 cm wide x 23 cm tall

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Weight 0.35 kg




Interior Ink

Black and White

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