Lori G. Beaman, Professor of the Department of Religious Diversity and Social Change at the University of Ottawa, is a Canadian academic researcher of international reputation. The main impact of her research interest emphasizes the interdependence of religious diversity and an increasingly complex world. In this context, she examines the transformation of majority religions into culture. Moreover, Beaman investigates people’s attitudes towards religion in a growing non-religion environment. After previously directed the Religion and Diversity Project (2010-2017), Lori G. Beaman is currently the Principal Investigator of the international, interdisciplinary research project Nonreligion in a Complex Future (NFC). The NFC project intends to explore the social implications of the rise of non-religion in a secular world. In consideration of her pathbreaking research work it is an honour to welcome Lori G. Beaman at the 2022 EARLI SIG19 Conference in Dortmund.