Workshop: “Religion, State, and Society in Post-Communist Countries: Thirty Years after the End of the Cold War”
About The Event
International Workshop and Publishing Project
Call for Papers
Date: February 12-13, 2021
Venue: Tartu, Estonia
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020
Many religious minorities that had gone underground were afforded the opportunity to have legalstatus and have flourished. Further, especially in the immediate aftermath of the communist collapse, religious freedom has allowed for the emergence of new religions and belief systems in these countries. Religions triumphantly returned to the public space with restored and increased influence over public morality, politics, and human rights discourse, such as debates over same-sex marriage that have divided Western and Eastern Europe.
In this project, we propose to study the relationship between religion, state, and society in post-communist countries over the past thirty years, including:
• Religion-state conflicts and alliances
• Religion, populism and ideologies
• Legal and political aspects of religion and human rights
• Interreligious relations and dialogue, including between the majority religion and religious minorities
• Religion, society and spirituality
• Religions and social activism, including relations between religious communities and civil society organizations.
The organizers invite scholars of sociology of religion, religious studies, law and religion, religion and politics, and other relevant studies to submit their abstracts of no more than 300 words and a one-page CV by July 31, 2020 to email@example.com (Dmytro Vovk).
– Catherine Wanner, Professor of History, Anthropology, and Religious Studies at Pennsylvania State University
– Lucian N. Leustean, Reader in Politics and International Relations at Aston University, Birmingham
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