Spirituality and Faith in and through Leisure

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal BIG 2 (Main Building)
RC13 Sociology of Leisure (host committee)

Language: English

Leisure has been an important human space and activity in the writings of religious scholars and theologians, and in the cultural practices associated with various religions, faiths and other forms of spirituality. From scriptural edicts about what can and cannot be done in leisure, to the ways in which leisure has become a form of religion in late modernity, the intersection and examination of spirituality in and through leisure is the subject of this session. We call on all who are interested in examining the importance of leisure to spirituality, and spirituality to leisure, to submit abstracts for this session.
Session Organizer:
Madhu NAGLA, M.D.University, India
Anju BENIWAL, Government Meera Girls College, India
Defining Healing Aspect of Leisure through Spirituality
‘Knowing Oneself ' : A Case of Spiritual Tourism
Rashmi JAIN, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, India
Leisure Providers and Consumers: A Case of Art of Living
Madhu NAGLA, Department of Sociology, M.D.University, Rohtak, India, India
Celebration of Holy Ramadan: The Case of Turkey
Zuhal Yonca ODABAS, cankiri karatekin university, Turkey; Huseyin ODABAS, cankiri karatekin university, Turkey
Spirituality and Faith through Leisure: A Study of Two Cities in India
Sandhya CHAUDHURY, University of Lucknow, India
Online Religious Communities: Spirituality and Faith through E-Leisure
Sarit OKUN, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel