Discussing Displacement: Decolonizing Multiple Religious Belonging, by Teresa Crist

Multiple religious belonging (MRB) has become a way to challenge hegemonic ideas about identity and religiosity. This paper questions the influence of the Western construction of “good religion” on MRB and how it limits the experience of multiplicity in the context of people displaced by war and violence. Ultimately, this paper is a plea for a deeper and more nuanced understanding of MRB that accounts for a lived multiplicity not framed by the choice and individualism that mark Western definitions of religion.

Keywords: multiple religious belonging, decolonizing, religion definition, problematizing Christian supremacy, cultural Christianity

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