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ATALIA OMER

The conference “Making Democracy One’s Own: Muslim, Catholic and Secular Perspectives in Dialogue on Democracy, Development, and Peace” (Rome, May 30-June 1, 2016) sought to strengthen and intervene in theorizing the question of religion and democracy. Read the full article »

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KATHERINE MARSHALL

We must root our analysis in the actual dilemmas encountered in practice... Read the full article »

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SHAUN CASEY

Violent extremism is one problem set where the role of religion is often highlighted – and causality presumed - by policymakers...Read the full article »

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SCOTT APPLEBY

Modern religious actors are anxious about their own inevitable secularity, which has always been a condition of their existence. Read the full speech »

ANGUS RITCHIE

On 19 May our research on community organising in East London was presented to an audience of around 300 people at a UNESCO Conference on Alternatives to Extremism: Cooperation Among the Communities of Different Religious Faiths in Multinational Cities in the organisation's Paris headquarters. The event was co-sponsored by the Permanent Delegations of Lithuania and the U.K., and the Woolf Institute. It brought together scholars, expert stakeholders, NGO representatives, and ambassadors to UNESCO. Read the full article »

JASON SPRINGS

In multiple cases across Europe, a growing list of rulings by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) converges on an apparent consensus: the expanding presence of Islam throughout Europe presents a pronounced challenge to Western conceptions of secular law and human rights. Read the full article »

FARSIJANA ADENEY-RISAKOTTA AND NELLY VAN DOORN-HARDER

The battles these women had waged for legal, religious, economic, social, and other forms of equality since the 1980s had started to bear fruit; new opportunities had opened to women, and debates about their legal rights had reached the public press and political platforms. Read the full article »