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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement, Conference ‘Christianity and the Future of our Societies’, Leuven, Belgium, 15-19 August 2016

'The event is jointly organized by the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven and the Association for Reformational Philosophy and tackles issues facing the future of our societies. The focus of the conference is to analyze philosophically and theologically what Christianity can contribute to the well-being and flourishing of societies, and people within societies, in the 21st… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement, Conference ‘Christianity and the Future of our Societies’, Leuven, Belgium, 15-19 August 2016

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

Participant, expert seminar ‘Religious Pluralism and Human Rights in Europe: Where to Draw the Line?’, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht (9-10 May 2006)

‘"How should we deal with religious pluralism in contemporary Europe from a human rights perspective and where should we draw the line, if any?" This was the central question of an expert seminar held in 2006 at Utrecht University to celebrate the inaugural address of Abdullahi An-Na’im, who occupied the G.J. Wiarda Chair at the… Continue reading Participant, expert seminar ‘Religious Pluralism and Human Rights in Europe: Where to Draw the Line?’, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht (9-10 May 2006)

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)

Law and Religion

RELIGARE Conference on ‘Secularism and Religious Diversity in Europe: Opportunities and Perspectives, Leuven & Brussels, 4 – 5 December 2012

I am pleased to pass the invitation for the above conference on to anyone interested in this topic. I had the honor to make a contribution to one of the volumes produced in the course of this project (see http://hmtennapel.weblog.leidenuniv.nl/2012/08/06/a-test-of-faith-religious-diversity-and/). Speakers during the conference include Tore Lindholm (University of Oslo), Olivier Roy (European University Institute), Abdulla An-Na'im… Continue reading RELIGARE Conference on ‘Secularism and Religious Diversity in Europe: Opportunities and Perspectives, Leuven & Brussels, 4 – 5 December 2012

Law and Religion

A Test of Faith? Religious Diversity and Accommodation in the European Workplace

Pleased to learn, upon my return from vacation, that the above book, edited by Katayoun Alidadi, Marie-Claire Foblets and Jogchum Vrielink, all at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, is now available from Ashgate Publishing. The flyer of the book, to which I contributed a chapter entitled 'Beyond Lautsi: An Alternative Approach to Limiting the Government's… Continue reading A Test of Faith? Religious Diversity and Accommodation in the European Workplace

Law and Religion

Paper-presentation during conference on ‘Religion and Civil Society’, Harvard Law School

I will be attending the conference on 'Religion and Civil Society; The Changing Faces of "Religion" and "Secularity"' this week, organized by the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain), at Harvard Law School. For the conference, which was announced earlier on this blog, I co-authored a paper with Jaco van den… Continue reading Paper-presentation during conference on ‘Religion and Civil Society’, Harvard Law School