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

Guest Lecture on “Religion and the Public Realm” at Studium Generale Wageningen (2017)

On 18 April 2017, I gave a guest lecture at Wageningen University & Research on "Religion and the Public Realm." The description of the lecture read as follows: "Where does ‘private’ end and ‘public’ begin when it comes to religion? To explore this, we look at how states' approaches to secularization have been shaped. Is there… Continue reading Guest Lecture on “Religion and the Public Realm” at Studium Generale Wageningen (2017)

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

Chapter on ‘The Boundaries of Faith-Based Organizations in Europe’ in forthcoming Research Handbook on Law and Religion

The description of the edited volume reads as follows: 'Offering an interdisciplinary, international and philosophical perspective, this comprehensive Handbook explores both perennial and recent legal issues that concern the modern state and its interaction with religious communities and individuals. Providing in-depth, original analysis the book includes studies of a wide array of nation-states, such as… Continue reading Chapter on ‘The Boundaries of Faith-Based Organizations in Europe’ in forthcoming Research Handbook on Law and Religion

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Yale Law Professor: ‘American courts are tackling Islamophobia – why won’t Europeans?’

'On both sides of the Atlantic, courts this week have addressed the relationship of Islam to the west, but with radically different approaches and outcomes. In the US, federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland have halted Donald Trump’s second attempt at a Muslim ban. Meanwhile, the European court of justice, Europe’s highest court, has upheld… Continue reading Yale Law Professor: ‘American courts are tackling Islamophobia – why won’t Europeans?’