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Secularism in Crisis? What Crisis?

Dates:
  • Thu 21 Feb 2013 15.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2013-02-21 15:00 2013-02-21 17:00 Europe/Paris Secularism in Crisis? What Crisis?

Political secularism in W. Europe has been destabilised by the triple contingency of the arrival and settlement of a significant number of Muslims; a multiculturalist sensibility which respects 'difference'; and a moderate secularism, namely that the historical compromises
between the state and a church or churches in relation to public recognition and accommodation are still in place to some extent. Radical secularism or laicite seems to be struggling to cope but the dominant version of secularism offers a resource - suitably
multiculturalised -for accommodating the new religious plurality of the region. The 'crisis of secularism', then, is really the challenge of multiculturalism.

Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Political secularism in W. Europe has been destabilised by the triple contingency of the arrival and settlement of a significant number of Muslims; a multiculturalist sensibility which respects 'difference'; and a moderate secularism, namely that the historical compromises
between the state and a church or churches in relation to public recognition and accommodation are still in place to some extent. Radical secularism or laicite seems to be struggling to cope but the dominant version of secularism offers a resource - suitably
multiculturalised -for accommodating the new religious plurality of the region. The 'crisis of secularism', then, is really the challenge of multiculturalism.


Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Lecture

Organiser:
Prof. Olivier Roy (EUI-RSCAS)

Speaker:
Tariq Modood (University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship University of Bristol)

Contact:
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