In the final article of her series, Laura Illeris shares what she learned from her month long investigation of religious university students and offers a reflection on religion, diversity, and tolerance among young people in Amsterdam. “Our need to define ourselves and others sometimes leads to boundaries being drawn that make us blind to what we have in common.”
In the third article of her series about faithful students, Laura Illeris shows that Judaism is not only a religion, but also the glue of a people. For young Jews, whether secular, religious, liberal or orthodox, holding on to tradition is what allows them to feel part of something bigger.
Laura Illeris, our newest addition from Denmark, embarks on an investigative series about the role of religion among students in Amsterdam. This will provide a look into the lives of young Christians, Jews, and Muslims who still actively practice their faith and explore what the decline in religious affiliation means for them.