Trento, Italy 17-18 October 2013

State Religions Arrangements in a PostWestern World:

A Cross-Cultural Dialogue on Freedom of Religion

Interreligious Engagement

This 2 day workshop explored the tensions between different ways of understanding religion and freedom of religion or belief. Discussions took place on the political and legal models of freedom of religion and the different models of State-Religions arrangements on which they are based. Starting from a typology of  constitutional models existing in Europe, the seminar explored four sets of comparisons: Euro-Islam, Euro-Indian, Euro-Chinese and Euro-Russian.