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35127 Conferences

Religious Norms and the Public Sphere: The Challenge

Added by admin on 2011-04-22

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2011-05-06
Last Date Last Day: 2011-05-07

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Heddy Riss
Email Email:
Address Address: Bancroft Hotel Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States

Conference Description:

A 2 days conference to address the revolution in the Arab World, the building of religious buildings, the wearing of religious clothes, the accepting/rejecting of religious norms in the public sphere such as halal, kosher etc. The issue is the tensions between religious freedom, freedom of expression, national specificity (dominant or established religion in one country: Islam in Egypt, Catholicism in
Italy, "La´cite"in France), citizenship, national identity, immigrations, conversions, existing laws in favor of established religions, claims of new religious groups, religious lobbying to impose specific norms (abortion, decency, censorship...)

Sponsored by IIS- Center on Institutions and Governance, theCenter for Islamic Studies-GTU and the Kadish Center-Berkeley Law
With the support of the Partner University Fund and the Social Science Research Council
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