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ReligioWest Project Lecture Series - Religion at the European Parliament: How Many Divisions?

Dates:
  • Mon 05 Dec 2011 11.00 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2011-12-05 11:00 2011-12-05 13:00 Europe/Paris ReligioWest Project Lecture Series - Religion at the European Parliament: How Many Divisions?

The EU has no direct competence in relation to religion but meets it as social and political issues when dealing with fundamental rights, culture, education and geopolitics. Religious questions are more and more on the European agenda due to enlargements, migrations and international crises. As evidence of the complex rearticulation between temporal and spiritual affairs at the supranational level, the EU is presented both as a “Christian club” and as a materialistic and disenchanted process based on economic interests. On these issues, political and even academic debates are frequently contradictory, framed by normative visions and do not always rely on strong empirical bases. An ongoing survey aims at testing these hypotheses by focussing on the role of religion in a key political arena. “Religion at the European Parliament” (http://www.releur.eu/index.html) investigates the beliefs of the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and what they do with these beliefs.

Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

The EU has no direct competence in relation to religion but meets it as social and political issues when dealing with fundamental rights, culture, education and geopolitics. Religious questions are more and more on the European agenda due to enlargements, migrations and international crises. As evidence of the complex rearticulation between temporal and spiritual affairs at the supranational level, the EU is presented both as a “Christian club” and as a materialistic and disenchanted process based on economic interests. On these issues, political and even academic debates are frequently contradictory, framed by normative visions and do not always rely on strong empirical bases. An ongoing survey aims at testing these hypotheses by focussing on the role of religion in a key political arena. “Religion at the European Parliament” (http://www.releur.eu/index.html) investigates the beliefs of the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and what they do with these beliefs.


Location:
Seminar Room 3, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Lecture

Organiser:
Prof. Olivier Roy (EUI-RSCAS)

Contact:
Mia Saugman - Send a mail

Speaker:
Prof. François Foret (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
 
 

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