ReligioWest studies how different western states in Europe and North America are redefining their relationship with religions under the challenge of increasing religious activism in the public sphere due to new religious movements and Islam.

Although each country starts from very different and specific contexts of the relationship between state, religion and public sphere, this move seems to lead to a more uniform perception of what the relationship should be.

ReligioWest carries out research, produces publications and fosters debate on the following research issues:

  • Rethinking the concept of religious freedom
  • The intellectual independence of justice
  • Freedom of religion

ReligioWest Working Document (kick-off Meeting, October 2011)


RELIGIOWEST is funded by the  European Research Council  under the European Union’s  7th Framework Contract Ideas



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Corso di formazione

L’islam in Italia, elementi per il racconto giornalistico



ReligioWest Project 

European University Institute
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Villa Schifanoia - Via Boccaccio 121, I-50133 Firenze - Italy           

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