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
Quand la burqa passe à l'Ouest : enjeux éthiques, politiques et juridiques , David Koussens and Olivier Roy, Rennes : Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2014, Sciences des religions
Defining religion in American law : Psychic Sophie and the rise of the Nones , Mark L. Movsesian, EUI, 2014
Human Rights between Religion, Culture and Universality , in The Cultural Dimension of Human Rights Olivier Roy and Pasquale Annicchino, Oxford University Press, (November) 2013
Cross, Crucifix and Culture: An Approach to the Constitutional Meaning of Confessional Symbols , Frederick Mark Gedicks and Pasquale Annicchino, EUI, 2013
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