Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021): The Uyghurs in Diaspora
The first issue of volume three of the Journal of the Council for Research on Religion (JCREOR) came out of a colloquium entitled “The Uyghurs in the Diaspora,” which sought to study Uyghurs living in the diaspora in Canada.
The event was held virtually on Microsoft Teams on May 31st, 2021, hosted by the McGill School of Religious Studies and JCREOR.
The colloquium grew out of the Children in Sectarian Religions Project (http://www.spiritualchildhoods.ca/), which sought to find out how Uyghur parents intended to transmit their religion and unique culture (suppressed in China) to their children after arriving in Canada.
The research team, prior to and during the pandemic, conducted interviews and collected data that was presented and discussed during the colloquium.
The articles presented in this issue were generated from the interviews and data collected during the project's investigation of Uyghurs in the Diaspora.