Why the world needs anthropology of religion

by Thijl Sunier According to Dutch media, the Netherlands has reached a milestone these days. For the first time in history, the country has a majority of inhabitants who are ‘non-religious’. This is how journalists summarised the outcomes of a recently published report by the Dutch think-tank SCP (Report SCP). It is the third report in a series. The first two were published in 2018 about Christians and Muslims in the Netherlands. The third one focuses on people who are not any more affiliated with ‘traditional’ religious denominations. A smaller part of this category consists of people who are engaged …

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