Religion and emancipation

In 2010, 84% of the world population identifies to one of the five major religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism) according to a demographic study of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. It is thus undeniable that religions, in all their diversity, are widely present and disseminated across populations worldwide. They include systems of beliefs and social practices, sometimes economic and political, influencing the perceptions and actions of individuals. Beyond the individual dimension, religions establish – heterogeneously - values ​​and social behavior. As can show some sociologies of the electoral vote, religions can also be the source of political decisions among voters, and religious beliefs can feed visions and discourse surrounding policies. Initiators of visions, practices and social spaces, religions are important elements to consider in the analysis and initiation of all forms of mobilization.

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