• IOAN DURA Lecturer PhD. Faculty of Theology, “Ovidius” University of Constanţa



identity, religion, borders, globalization, migration.


In this article, I intend to highlight the fact that the realities that are being recorded at the morphological level of contemporary  societies (the phenomenon  of migration, wars, the dynamics of mobility and communication, the economic pace, the health crisis generated by  Covid-19) are  bringing  to  the  fore  the  redefinition  of religious identity.  What  is undeniably clear is that Western societies have become an ethnic and religious mosaic, a diversity that requires specific regulations  in terms of norms in order to avoid conflict. However, this ethno-religious diversity also calls for an interpretation  of the relationship between  identities. The aim of my analysis is to argue  as to whether  or not religious identity is an inflexible, immobile reality, static in its representativeness  towards and in relation to other identities representing  different religious cultures. In this respect, I will insist on the role that migration plays in the construction of religious identity. Is religious identity  decomposing  in  the  context  of  the  liquid  flow  of  global  society?  Are  the boundaries  of such  an  identity,  as structures  of individual, social, cultural  validation, desubstantiated  in the  daily experience  of religious  diversity  and  in the  dynamics  of current societal transformations?


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