Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
European University Institute (EUI) and GREASE Project Consortium
The content modules of this course explore central questions concerning governance of religion, such as: Why is religious diversity often seen as a problem today? What are the dominant models for governing religion in Europe? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How are state-religion relationships regulated in the MENA region? How is religion and religious diversity governed in South and Southeast Asia, and what can be learned by comparing different models?
3 weeks, 3 hours per week
Full Professor, Scientific Coordinator of the GREASE Project
European University Institute (EUI)
GREASE Project Consortium
- Investigate current debates on state-religion relations
- Reflect on different countries and different regimes for governing religious diversity
- Discuss critically the notion of secularism and the idea of a neutral state that governs religion by ‘tolerating’ its presence or indeed by excluding it from the public space
- Assess models in which religion is given a prominent role in the public space and religious diversity is accommodated precisely because religion is seen as an important matter
- Compare the experiences of different countries and identify the ingredients of a religious governance regime that accommodates both believers and non believers and makes room for religious diversity
1 – Introduction And Welcome – Why is religion and religious diversity often seen as a problem today?
2 – What are the dominant models for governing religion in Europe today? What are their strengths and weaknesses?
3 – How are state-religion relationships regulated in the MENA region (middle East and North Africa)?
4 – How is religion and religious diversity governed in south and southeast Asia?
5 – What do we learn from the European and Asian experiences in dealing with religious diversity? How can we learn from one another?
Issued on 8th July 2019
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