Governing religion: beyond secularism? - #BeyondSecularism
We live in what has been called ‘an age of pluralism’ and yet religious diversity remains a challenging issue for most societies.
Controversies around religious dress and buildings, urban riots, communal violence, and acts of terror have raised questions over the place of religion today. In European societies, responses have focused on secularism as a mode of governing religion and religious diversity. However, secularism is in itself contested, takes many forms, and depends on the overall institutional framework.
The articles in this series reflect on how states in Europe, the Maghreb, South and Southeast Asia as well as the Asia Pacific govern religious diversity and offer novel perspectives on the place and role of religion in the public sphere.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under the GREASE project (grant no. 770640) and the BRaVE project (grant no. 822189).
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