Massimo Introvigne

Massimo Introvigne is an Italian sociologist of religions. He is the founder and managing director of the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), an international network of scholars who study new religious movements.

Introvigne is the author of some 70 books and more than 100 articles in the field of sociology of religion. He was the main author of the Enciclopedia delle religioni in Italia (Encyclopedia of Religions in Italy). He is a member of the editorial board for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion and of the executive board of University of California Press’ Nova Religio. 

From January 5 to December 31, 2011, he has served as the “Representative on combating racism, xenophobia and discrimination, with a special focus on discrimination against Christians and members of other religions” of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

From 2012 to 2015 he served as chairperson of the Observatory of Religious Liberty, instituted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to monitor problems of religious liberty on a worldwide scale.



China’s Anti-Christian Student League of 1922: preparing the persecution
27 Nov 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: China, religious persecution
Communist leaders are using old arguments from early last century


China plays no favourites. It persecutes all religions
9 Sep 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, China, religious persecution, The Church of Almighty God, Xi Jinping
An interview with a world authority on Xi Jinping’s policies


Exposing the ‘axis of shame’ over Uyghur concentration camps in China
15 Jul 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: Belt and Road, China, Uyghurs
The ‘Belt and Road’ project is morally compromising for many countries


The drama of Kazakh Muslims in China: imprisoned, tortured, silenced
11 Mar 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags:
Kazakhstan is becoming the epicenter of a struggle for religious freedom


The rise and rise of Wicca
5 Dec 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: new religions, Paganism, Satanism, Wicca, witchcraft
The astonishing growth of witchcraft in the US is a little-understood phenomenon


Vatican’s deal with China has a precedent in Napoleonic era
24 Sep 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, China, Holy See, Vatican
Its diplomacy aims to prevent persecution as much as possible


A bitter winter in store for religion in China
17 May 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: China, religious persecution, The Church of Almighty God
A new magazine will cover repression of religious movements


Intolerance and discrimination against Christians in Europe and North America
23 Nov 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Chrstianity, dechristianization, discrimination, hate crimes, hate speech, intolerance
There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech


Who is behind America’s After-School Satan clubs?
4 Nov 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Satanism, secularism
The sinister initiative is a ploy to remove Christianity from schools.


Separating the faith from the sword
1 Aug 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholicism, Islam, Pope Francis
The strategy of Pope Francis seems to be working in Italy.


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