Religious Change and Value Change
Goals: The second meeting serves the exchange about the state of the research of religion and values from sociological, psychological and theological perspectives. First the pluralization of the religious field shall be discussed as well as an adequate reflection of this change in empirical measurements to derive a proposal for a more precise implementation of forms of religious beliefs in survey research. Second the theory of value change and the concept of value measurement shall be discussed especially with regard to the theoretical opposition of traditional acceptance and modern self-determination values.
– Ethical perspectives and social science studies on beginning of life issues
– Pluralization of the religious field: new forms of belief and denominational differences
– Values as means of moral reasoning and the study of value change
– Linking ethics, religion and values; discussion and development tasks
Heinz Streib, Bielefeld, on Pluralization of religiosity & spirituality
Sonia Roccas, Raanana, on Values as causal predictors of moral attitudes