INTERRELIGIOUS RELATIONS – BRIDGE-BUILDING, DIALOGUES, AND GOVERNMENTALITY

We want to focus on how faith and worldview communities at the local (municipal) level relate to each other and to public authorities, and how public authorities deal with religious diversity.

Many countries are experiencing an increasing religious diversity due to secularization, individualization and demographic changes. The pluralization of religions and worldviews is both between and within the actual communities and traditions. As a possible response to the increased diversity and complexity, we have seen various initiatives and programs for faith and worldview dialogues, bridge-building activities and enhanced relations. The initiatives have come from public authorities, politicians, civil society and religious communities. The scope may have been mutual understanding and tension reduction, improvement of (minority) religious rights, or for the public authorities to find a way to communicate with and govern the communities. We want to focus on how faith and worldview communities at the local (municipal) level relate to each other and to public authorities, and how public authorities deal with religious diversity. We also welcome papers that focus on the relations with local governmental bodies and non-religious civil society organizations.

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ORGANIZER:

ÅNUND BROTTVEIT

KIFO Institute for Church, Religion and Worldview Research, Norway

anund.brottveit@kifo.no

 

 

 

 

 

Published Feb. 14, 2018 1:15 PM