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10:00 - 17:00 10 February 2012

Negotiating Religion WORKSHOP II: Accommodating Religious Communities in Contemporary Europe - Constitutional and Philosophical Dimensions


Wilkins Old Refectory | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Jim Beckford, University of Warwick
Frank Cranmer, Durham University
Gillian Douglas, Cardiff University
Lucian Leustan, Aston University
John Madeley, LSE
Saladin Meckled-Garcia, UCL
Bob Morris, UCL
Jonathan Seglow, Royal Holloway
Stuart White, Oxford University
Lorenzo Zucca, Kings College London

In 2011-12, a series of four workshops will discuss the complex processes through which religious communities create or defend their place in a given commonwealth, both in history and in our world today.

This workshop will examine the character of the contemporary European state in its relation with religions and religious pluralism, and the general policies developed by states to address religious affairs. How are majority religions – established churches – enshrined within constitutional settlements and what implications does that have for the secularist attributes of modern European states? Is a minimum common denominator of liberal toleration of all religions sufficient? Can the state truly aspire to a universally accepted neutrality or will its secularity be regarded by the religious as fundamentally hostile to religions whatever is claimed to the contrary?


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Negotiating religion