Workshop: “Religion, State, and Society in Post-Communist Countries: Thirty Years after the End of the Cold War”

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 (Dmytro Vovk).

Confirmed speakers

– 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

Source: International Center for Law and Religion Studies

  • Cost: Free
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 Tartu, Estonia

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