Category Archives: Comparative Religious Studies

ReligioWest Research Program

The ReligioWest research program, based at the European University Institute, pursues research on issues of religious pluralism, secularism, religion and the law, religion in the political sphere, and religious violence. The ReligioWest website indicates: “ReligioWest studies how different western states … Continue reading

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A Crisis in Secular Studies?

Religion and religious violence are evoked almost daily by politicians and journalists, who often distinguish between ‘religious’ and ‘secular’ politics. Jacques Berlinerblau, a professor at Georgetown University, questions popular and academic usages of ‘secularism’, which often seem contradictory. Berlinerblau argues … Continue reading

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Scientology Now a Religion in UK

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has ruled that Scientology is a religion. The Supreme Court was considering a case brought by Louisa Hodkin, whose request to get married at the Church of Scientology in London had been denied … Continue reading

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Graduate Conference in Toronto

NEW FRONTIERS GRADUATE HISTORY CONFERENCE York University, Toronto February 20-22, 2014 http://www.yorknewfrontiers.wordpress.com Call for Papers We are seeking proposals for the eighteenth annual New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference. We encourage papers from a wide range of national, regional, thematic … Continue reading

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