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

New review of book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (2017) in Ecclesiastical Law Journal

A new review of my book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (2017) in the Ecclesiastical Law Journal: ‘This book is an enjoyably spry reflection on the pitfalls of aggressive secularism and the atomistic tendencies of modern liberal individualism. Ten Napel deploys comparative legal method, interdisciplinary scholarship and social pluralist thought… Continue reading New review of book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human (2017) in Ecclesiastical Law Journal

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Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Article on ‘The Significance of Communal Religious Freedom for Liberal Democracy’ in the International Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Society

The abstract of the article reads as follows: 'Leading US scholar of constitutional interpretation Michael Paulsen has developed an interesting theory of religious freedom called “The Priority of God.” Paulsen distinguishes, first of all, a liberal conception of religious freedom, according to which it is widely assumed that religious truth exists in a society and… Continue reading Article on ‘The Significance of Communal Religious Freedom for Liberal Democracy’ in the International Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Society

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

Democracy, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Opinion Article: ‘Can Christian Democracy Save America from Trump?’

'Religious conservatism doesn’t have to be populist. It has played an important role for democracy and dignity in Europe – and can do so in the US, too.' The article is co-written by Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti, assistant professor of political science at the City College of New York and author of What is Christian Democracy? Politics, Religion… Continue reading Opinion Article: ‘Can Christian Democracy Save America from Trump?’

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

Presenter and Discussant, ICON-S Conference ‘Courts, Power, Public Law’, University of Copenhagen, 5-7 July 2017

Looking forward to presenting next week on 'The European Court of Human Rights’ "constitutional morality” in the religious domain'. The paper forms part of a panel on 'Judicialisation of Human Rights Law and Policy: A Vehicle for Effective Protection of Fundamental Rights?' The description of this panel reads as follows: 'The panel introduces the Leiden Research Group ‘Effective… Continue reading Presenter and Discussant, ICON-S Conference ‘Courts, Power, Public Law’, University of Copenhagen, 5-7 July 2017

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

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

Source: CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=240138 This week I will be attending the 2017 Acton University Conference, at DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Acton University 'is a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished, international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and integrate philosophy,… Continue reading Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (I)

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