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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The Fifth ICLARS Conference – Living Together in Diversity: Strategies from Law and Religion

The conference will take place at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Departamento de Direito), Brasil, from 12-14 September 2018 I will be addressing the question: “Can natural law serve as foundation for a truly universal right to freedom of religion or belief?” Other speakers during the conference include: Silvio Ferrari (University of… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The Fifth ICLARS Conference – Living Together in Diversity: Strategies from Law and Religion

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

Bernie Sanders, Tim Farron, and the regime change which has taken place within liberalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW6CTlpxUb8 https://youtu.be/KRpMTQl7cvI In my new book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (Routledge, 2017), I note how partly under the influence of the social and cultural revolution of the 1960s, liberalism has arguably developed from a means of managing diversity in the direction of an ideological agenda of its own. Illustrative… Continue reading Bernie Sanders, Tim Farron, and the regime change which has taken place within liberalism

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement at Wageningen University & Research: ‘Religion and the Public Realm’

'Studium Generale explores whether there is such a thing as a "religiously neutral state". When it comes to religion, how do states’ approaches to secularization shape where "private" and "public" realms begin? Georganiseerd door Studium Generale Datum di 18 april 2017 Tijd 20:00 Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115 Stippeneng 2 6708 WE Wageningen 0317 48 28… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement at Wageningen University & Research: ‘Religion and the Public Realm’

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

Journalist Ben Judah, Author of This is London (2016): ‘I Found Faith Everywhere’

According to the publisher, 'This is London explodes fossilized myths and offers a fresh, exciting portrait of what it's like to live, work, fall in love, raise children, grow old and die in London now' (see more at: http://www.picador.com/books/this-is-london#sthash.ja63s8zF.dpuf). A Dutch translation of the book, entitled Dit is Londen, was published in January 2017. In… Continue reading Journalist Ben Judah, Author of This is London (2016): ‘I Found Faith Everywhere’

Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Artikel ‘Uniformiteit boven diversiteit. De gedeeltelijke navolging van oordelen van de Commissie gelijke behandeling inzake godsdienst in de rechtspraak’ (2010)

Samenvatting: 'In hoeverre vinden oordelen van de Commissie gelijke behandeling (CGB) inzake godsdienst navolging in de rechtspraak? Veel voorbeelden van dergelijke oordelen die tevens voor de rechter kwamen, zijn er het afgelopen decennium niet. De casus van de gewetensbezwaarde trouwambtenaar en het handenschudden vormen de uitzonderingen. In het geval van de gewetensbezwaarde trouwambtenaar ging de… Continue reading Artikel ‘Uniformiteit boven diversiteit. De gedeeltelijke navolging van oordelen van de Commissie gelijke behandeling inzake godsdienst in de rechtspraak’ (2010)

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

Respondent, The Atlantic Conversations on Religion and Public Life, St. George’s House, Windsor Castle (2007)

From the 'Welcome to St. George's House': 'This event is hosted by St George’s House in association with the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. Our aim is to bring together a distinguished group of public leaders and scholars from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States of America to foster a trans-Atlantic dialogue… Continue reading Respondent, The Atlantic Conversations on Religion and Public Life, St. George’s House, Windsor Castle (2007)