Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics

‘An Encouraging Trend in Dutch Scholarship’

The latest issue of Ecclesiastical Law Journal contains a review of a recent book by my colleague Sophie van Bijsterveld, who is Professor of Religion, Law, and Society at Radboud University in Nijmegen. The opening paragraph of the review reads as follows: 'State and Religion: re-assessing a mutual relationship is a spry and engaging contribution to… Continue reading ‘An Encouraging Trend in Dutch Scholarship’

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Major New Report by the National Secular Society: Rethinking Religion and Belief in Public Life

'The report says that Britain's "drift away from Christianity" coupled with the rise in minority religions and increasing non-religiosity demands a "long term, sustainable settlement on the relationship between religion and the state". Rethinking religion and belief in public life: a manifesto for change has been sent to all MPs as part of a major… Continue reading Major New Report by the National Secular Society: Rethinking Religion and Belief in Public Life

Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Paper presentation during XXI World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions

Paper presentation during XXI World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, panel on 'Religion Renegotiated: Faith-Based Organizations and the State since the 1960s', Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29, 2015: http://www.iahr2015.org/iahr/3158.html. Panel description: 'Christian faith-based organizations have long been regarded as constitutive to the functioning of civil society and hence granted a special position… Continue reading Paper presentation during XXI World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions

Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher as part of the NWO project Religion Renegotiated: Faith-Based Organizations and the State in the Netherlands since the 1960s – Public Debate

'The Institute for Culture and History (ICH) & the Department of History, Archaeology and Area Studies of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) currently have a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher (0,8 fte, three years) as part of the NWO project Religion Renegotiated: Faith-Based Organizations and the State in the Netherlands since… Continue reading Vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher as part of the NWO project Religion Renegotiated: Faith-Based Organizations and the State in the Netherlands since the 1960s – Public Debate

Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Vacant PhD position as part of the NWO project Religion Renegotiated: Faith-Based Organizations and the State in the Netherlands since the 1960s – Public Policy

'The Institute for Culture and History of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) currently has a vacant PhD position (full-time, four years) as part of the NWO project Religion Renegotiated: Faith-Based Organizations and the State in the Netherlands since the 1960s – Public Policy, supervised by Prof. dr. James Kennedy, conducted in close collaboration with Mr. dr.… Continue reading Vacant PhD position as part of the NWO project Religion Renegotiated: Faith-Based Organizations and the State in the Netherlands since the 1960s – Public Policy