.F. Diez de Velasco: "La
visibilización del nuevo patrimonio budista en España: Ejemplos
de hibridación artística en centros de retiros del Budismo
13/2 (2016), pp. 283-320
.F. Diez de Velasco: "Multi-belief/Multi-faith Spaces: Theoretical Proposals for a Neutral and Operational Design", en Francisco Colom Gonzalez & Gianni D'Amato (Eds.), Multireligious Society: Dealing with Religious Diversity in Theory and Practice, Ashgate/Routledge, 2017 (ISBN 978-1472488022), pp. 236-250.
RESULTADOS DEL PROYECTO PRESENTADOS EN CONGRESOS, SEMINARIOS,
-F. Diez de Velasco: "Ciberbudismo español: redes budistas y su visibilización en Internet" presentado en Religio.net: cibertecnología y creencias religiosas. I JornadasUniversitarias AJICR. Universidad Complutense, Facultad de Filología 19-20 de enero de 2017
Summary: Theoretical and methodological bases for the study of
religious diversity and religious minorities in Spain: from Antiquity to
the present day
This project is part of a long-term research strategy developed by the research group HISTOREL (http://historel.webs.ull.es) of the University of La Laguna. Two have been the main aims of the researches promoted by the team over the last years: 1) the development of the methodological and theoretical foundations for the study of religions today (question extensively advanced in the project "Methodologies in the history of religions"), and 2) the development of empirical research focused specifically on religious diversity (and especially the visibility of religious minorities) in Spain (and particularly in the Canary Islands). This work has been developed in the context of various projects and research contracts funded by the Fundación Pluralismo y Convivencia (Madrid, agency linked to the Spanish Ministry of
Justice). The research strategy of this research group focuses on trying to reverse the secular non-visibility of religious diversity in our country by means of expert knowledge. In order to achieve this aim, the methodological reflection is a key factor not properly developed in previous research, but that can be achieved by this project. The team has proven experience and solvency in research to succeed in such a proposal. This project tries to delve in a specific and systematic manner in the investigation of the intersection of both aims: the need of serious theoretical and methodological reflection in order to provide adequate and effective instruments for the study of religious diversity (and in particular of religious minorities) in our country. This project proposes an inclusive approach, not exclusively focused in the present, but vindicating the interest of the historical perspective (and in particular the study of Hispanic Ancient religions). Antiquity, characterised by religious diversity, provides powerful methodological and theoretical tools for understanding this topic from a more “decentered” perspective, applying a more neutral methodological stand.The project implies a combination of theo retical and practical research
purposes: The first one focuses on reflection on previous bibliographic production and on the analysis of the theoretical and methodological bases on the conditions of visibility of religious diversity in Spain through the use of various documentation and mapping techniques. The second purpose includes specific empirical field work focused on particularly significant issues having to do with new spiritualities, mindfulness and other border territories that require highly accurate methodological and theoretical opening (as the study of multi-faith spaces).