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

Article on the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog: ‘The Natural Law and Natural Rights Tradition; A Foundation for Religious Freedom’

Photo by Amaury Gutierrez on Unsplash ''To kick off our series on freedom of religion or belief, Hans-Martien ten Napel considers why the right to this freedom, a foundation stone of the liberal democratic order, is threatened. He describes how the notion of natural rights has been replaced by a proliferation of legalistic human rights. Seemingly a welcome… Continue reading Article on the LSE Religion and Global Society interdisciplinary blog: ‘The Natural Law and Natural Rights Tradition; A Foundation for Religious Freedom’

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

Chapter on ‘Western “Civic Totalism,” Sovereignty of the People, and the Need for Limited Government’ in ICLARS-volume

Source: http://www.routledge.com The description of the volume on Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference, edited by W. Cole Durham Jr. and Donlu Thayer, reads as follows: 'We live in an increasingly pluralized world. This sociological reality has become the irreversible destiny of humankind. Even once religiously homogeneous societies are becoming increasingly diverse. Religious freedom is modernity’s… Continue reading Chapter on ‘Western “Civic Totalism,” Sovereignty of the People, and the Need for Limited Government’ in ICLARS-volume

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1-4 October 2017

  'The International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) is honored to announce the distinguished keynote speaker for the 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium — "Religion and Religious Freedom in a Changing World" — to be held 1-4 October 2017 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. András Sajó, Hungarian scholar and former… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1-4 October 2017

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

Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human now also available as eBook

See: eBook (VitalSource) Kindle (Amazon) Table of Contents Introduction 1. In Medias Res: Communal Religious Freedom under Pressure 2. Social Pluralist Constitutionalism 3. Pluriform Democracy 4. A Generous Conception of Religious Freedom Conclusion: "A Horizon of Beauty"

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

Public Lecture by Professor Brett Scharffs on ‘Why Religious Freedom’, April 7, 15.00h, Free University, Amsterdam

UPDATE: For location, and registration, see here: http://centre-religion-law.org/nl/actueel/50-lezing-why-religous-freedom-7-april. The full title of the paper which Professor Brett Scharffs will present, is: 'Why Religious Freedom? Why the Religiously Committed, the Religiously Indifferent and Those Hostile to Religion Should Care'. The abstract of the paper reads as follows: 'Religious freedom: Is it the grandparent of human rights, or… Continue reading Public Lecture by Professor Brett Scharffs on ‘Why Religious Freedom’, April 7, 15.00h, Free University, Amsterdam

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

Blogpost ‘Something Fundamental is at Stake in the Dutch Parliamentary Elections’

Geert Wilders’ PVV Party believes that Islam is a totalitarian ideology and not a religion, and thus Muslims are not equally entitled to the same freedom of religion or belief as other believers. This view is incompatible with liberal democracy. Read the whole blogpost here: http://leidenlawblog.nl/articles/something-fundamental-is-at-stake-in-the-dutch-parliamentary-elections.

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

Michael Wear’s Reclaiming Hope (2017): ‘Learn How the Seeds of the Trump Presidency Were Sown in the Obama White House’

'In this unvarnished account of faith inside the world's most powerful office, Michael Wear provides unprecedented insight into the highs and lows of working as a Christian in government. Reclaiming Hope is an insider's view of the most controversial episodes of the Obama administration, from the president's change of position on gay marriage and the… Continue reading Michael Wear’s Reclaiming Hope (2017): ‘Learn How the Seeds of the Trump Presidency Were Sown in the Obama White House’

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Presentation during Cardiff Festival for Law and Religion

'The Cardiff Festival of Law and Religion on May 5th and 6th at Cardiff University celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the LLM in Canon Law at Cardiff University, the first degree of its type in a British University since the Reformation. A number of events are being held to reflect upon how the study of… Continue reading Presentation during Cardiff Festival for Law and Religion

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Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The Cardiff Festival of Law and Religion 2016

                      'Registration is now open for the Cardiff Festival of Law and Religion on May 5th and 6th at Cardiff University. This celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the LLM in Canon Law at Cardiff University, the first degree of its type in a British University… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The Cardiff Festival of Law and Religion 2016

Comparative Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, Whither Europe?

Article in Muslim World Journal of Human Rights (2011)

The abstract of this article, entitled 'The Judicial Protection of Religious Symbols in Europe's Public Educational Institutions: Thank God for Canada and South Africa', reads as follows: 'How should judges deal with the manifestation of religious symbols in public educational institutions? In light of the important role of human rights in our legal and political… Continue reading Article in Muslim World Journal of Human Rights (2011)