RELIGION, POLITICS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

This session welcomes papers on state-religion relations, human rights discourse related to and within religious organizations, religious and secular actors’ competition on moral grounds and (traditional) values, same-sex marriage, and LGBT rights.

Debates related to human rights, state-religion relations, and individual freedom are at the core of interaction between religion, politics, and civil society in several European countries. In many Central and Eastern Europe, for example, religion returned vigorously in public life after the collapse of Communist regimes. The transition to democracy, rule of law, and human rights is still an undergoing process, despite the European integration process and the pluralization of political, cultural, and (non)religious identities. Major religious institutions are challenged by the diversity of the religious market and the competition from secular actors. At the same time, issues related to human rights are addressed within religious organizations, such as the social doctrine of the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church human rights document. This session welcomes papers on state-religion relations, human rights discourse related to and within religious organizations, religious and secular actors’ competition on moral grounds and (traditional) values, same-sex marriage, and LGBT rights. 

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ORGANIZER:

LUCIAN CIRLAN

Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes PSL (Paris-Sorbonne), France

petru-lucian.cirlan@etu.ephe.fr
 

 

 

 

Published Feb. 14, 2018 1:15 PM - Last modified Feb. 14, 2018 1:15 PM