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 He describes how the notion of natural rights has been replaced by a proliferation of legalistic human rights.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, University, Whither Europe?

Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (II)

Just five of the speakers, making this such a very worthwhile event to attend: - Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention - Daniel Mark, Chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) - Carrie Gress, author of the The Marian Option (2017) and… Continue reading Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (II)

Law and Religion

Blogpost ‘A Historic Day for International Religious Freedom in the European Parliament’

The presentation of the first annual report of the European Parliament Working Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief marked a historic occasion, with the EU and the US joining forces for the first time in the field of international religious freedom. Read about the background of this development in my new blogpost for Leiden… Continue reading Blogpost ‘A Historic Day for International Religious Freedom in the European Parliament’