WIREL conference 2014 “Religion in Vienna: Urban Trends in a European Context”


The WIREL conference “Religion in Vienna: Urban Trends in a European Context” (20-21 November 2014) provided a platform for scientists studying past, present and future trends of religious diversity in Vienna to meet and exchange ideas with international researchers working on the topic in other European countries and cities. Thematic areas of interest covered included religious diversity, fertility, partner choice, religiosity and residential distribution. This gathering of scholars placed WIREL research on Vienna’s changing religious landscape in a comparative European light.

Photo: Lisa Janisch 

Speakers & Presentations

Keynote I

Drivers of Religious Change

Fertility and Partnerships

Geography of Diversity



The Future

Keynote II


Special thanks for organising the conference:

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