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Is Europe Joining the International Religious Freedom Bandwagon?

September 18, 2013

Which Model, Whose Liberty?: Differences between the U.S. and European Approaches to Religious Freedom

October 11, 2012

Religious Freedom and Equality: Emerging Conflicts in North America and Europe

April 11, 2012

Policy Consultation on Religious Freedom, Violent Religious Extremism, and Constitutional Reform in Muslim-Majority Countries: Lessons for U.S. Policy Makers

December 7, 2012

The Price of Freedom Denied

October 20, 2011

Sourcebook Seminar on the Historical Origins of Religious Freedom

April 29, 2011

The Cognitive Science of Religion

May 4, 2011

Sourcebook Seminar on Religious Freedom and the Struggle against Extremism

September 23, 2011

What's So Special About Religious Freedom?

November 17, 2011

Standing Seminar: Religion & Human Personhood, Culture, and Society

February 10, 2012

Standing Seminar: Religion, Health, and Happiness

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Religious Freedom: Why Now? Defending an Embattled Human Right

March 1, 2012

Religious Freedom and Equality: Emerging Conflicts in North America and Europe

April 11, 2012

Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

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Equality, Freedom, & Religion

February 13, 2012

Religious Freedom and Religious Extremism: Lessons from the Arab Spring

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Religious Freedom and Healthcare Reform

March 22, 2012

Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

May 1, 2012

Religion & State After the Arab Spring: Devising Ground Rules for a New Era

May 14, 2012

Which Model, Whose Liberty?: Differences between the U.S. and European Approaches to Religious Freedom

October 11, 2012

Religious Freedom and the HHS Mandate: a Conversation with Representatives Jeff Fortenberry, Diane Black, Ann Marie Buerkle and Dan Lipinski

June 28, 2012

Catholic Perspectives on Religious Liberty

September 13, 2012

Just and Unjust Peace

September 14, 2012

Religious Freedom Past and Future

October 24, 2012

Inaugural Symposium: Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

December 14, 2012

Rick Warren on Religious Freedom - A Conversation

February 12, 2013

Theism and Rationality: A Seminar with Alvin Plantinga and Ernest Sosa

January 7, 2013

The Good Muslim and Religious Freedom

May 31, 2013

Freedom to Flourish: Is Religious Freedom Necessary for Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy?

October 9, 2013

British Christianity: Historical Contributions and Contemporary Challenges

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September 18, 2013

Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

December 13, 2013

An International Response to a Global Crisis: A Conversation with Baroness Warsi on Religious Freedom

November 15, 2013

Is International Religious Freedom Policy Becoming Respectable?

February 25, 2014

Everybody's Business: The Legal, Economic, and Political Implications of Religious Freedom

March 24, 2014

PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

Secular and Sacred? The Scandinavian Case of Religion in Human Rights, Law, and Public SpaceSecular and Sacred? The Scandinavian Case of Religion in Human Rights, Law, and Public Space

January 1, 2014 In Secular and Sacred? Rosemarie van den Breemer, José Casanova, and Trygve Wyller compile a series of essays analyzing secularization in...

Secularisation, Religion, and Multicultural CitizenshipSecularisation, Religion, and Multicultural Citizenship

January 1, 2014 In "Secularisation, Religion, and Multicultural Citizenship" Jose Casanova explores contemporary debates about those topics by adopting a global...

Our Failed Religious Freedom PolicyOur Failed Religious Freedom Policy

November 1, 2013 In this article published in First Things, Thomas Farr elucidates the serious harm done by America's failure to implement the International...

On LoyaltyOn Loyalty

August 1, 2013 In the August/September edition of First Things, RFP associate scholar Jean Elshtain explores the concept of loyalty. Elshtain identifies the...

In God's Name: Politics, Religion  and Economic DevelopmentIn God's Name: Politics, Religion and Economic Development

July 25, 2013 In this lecture, given as the 9th Annual AELEX Lecture in Lagos, Nigeria, Timothy Shah argues that religious freedom can be directly tied to...

Religious Liberty: What is It, Why Should We Care?Religious Liberty: What is It, Why Should We Care?

July 3, 2013 In a presentation at the 2013 Lausanne Global Forum, held in Bangalore, India from June 17 to June 21, Tim Shah presented a case for the importance...

Freedom, Toleration, and the Naturalness of ReligionFreedom, Toleration, and the Naturalness of Religion

June 19, 2013 In his chapter in the new book Religion, Intolerance, and Conflict: A Scientific and Conceptual Investigation, RFP Scholar Roger Trigg argues that...

Examining the Government’s Record on Implementing the International Religious Freedom ActExamining the Government’s Record on Implementing the International Religious Freedom Act

June 13, 2013 Thomas Farr, director of the Religious Freedom Project, presented testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform...

Christians, Muslims and JesusChristians, Muslims and Jesus

May 28, 2013 In Christians, Muslims and Jesus, Mona Siddiqui provides a scholarly and detailed comparative treatment of the role Jesus plays in Christianity and...

Religion and International Relations: A Primer for ResearchReligion and International Relations: A Primer for Research

May 22, 2013 "Religion and International Relations: A Primer for Research" is the report of the Working Group on International Relations and Religion of the...

Religious Freedom, Democratization, and Economic DevelopmentReligious Freedom, Democratization, and Economic Development

April 29, 2013 Based on an extensive survey of relevant scholarly literature in economics, political science, sociology and other disciplines, in this paper...

Religious Associations, Religious Innovations and Denominational Identities in Contemporary Global CitiesReligious Associations, Religious Innovations and Denominational Identities in Contemporary Global Cities

March 14, 2013 In "Religious Associations, Religious Innovations and Denominational Identities in Contemporary Global Cities" José Casanova argues that past...

Is Secularization Global?Is Secularization Global?

January 1, 2013 In “Is Secularization Global?” José Casanova argues that there are three distinct types of secularization. Secularization I refers to the global...

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PROJECT LEADERS

Thomas FarrThomas Farr

Thomas F. Farr is director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and a visiting associate...

Timothy ShahTimothy Shah

Timothy Samuel Shah is associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and...

ASSOCIATE SCHOLARS

Ilan AlonIlan Alon

Ilan Alon is the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of International Business and director of the China Center at Rollins College, as well as a...

José CasanovaJosé Casanova

José Casanova is one of the world's top scholars in the sociology of religion. He is a professor at the Department of Sociology at Georgetown...

Jean Bethke ElshtainJean Bethke Elshtain

Jean Bethke Elshtain was the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago from 1996 until her...

Anthony GillAnthony Gill

Tony Gill is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, adjunct professor of sociology at the UW, and a...

William InbodenWilliam Inboden

William Inboden is associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and executive director of the Clements Center for History, Strategy, and...

Timur KuranTimur Kuran

Timur Kuran is professor of economics and political science, and Gorter Family Professor in Islamic Studies at Duke University. Kuran’s research...

David NovakDavid Novak

David Novak holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies as Professor of the Study of Religion and Professor of Philosophy at the...

John M. OwenJohn M. Owen

John M. Owen is the Ambassador Henry J. and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Liberal...

Daniel PhilpottDaniel Philpott

Daniel Philpott, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for Peace Studies, specializes in the...

Ani SarkissianAni Sarkissian

Ani Sarkissian is an assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University, where she is a core faculty member of the Muslim...

Mona SiddiquiMona Siddiqui

Mona Siddiqui is professor of Islamic and inter-religious studies and assistant principal for religion and society at the University of Edinburgh....

Monica Duffy ToftMonica Duffy Toft

Monica Duffy Toft is professor of government and public policy at Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government. She previously was associate...

Roger TriggRoger Trigg

Roger Trigg, of St Cross College, Oxford, is senior research fellow in the Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford, and a member of Oxford's...

Robert WoodberryRobert Woodberry

Robert Woodberry is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Project on Religion and Economic Change (PREC) at the...

PROJECT STAFF

Kyle Vander MeulenKyle Vander Meulen

Kyle Vander Meulen joined the Berkley Center in January 2011. Before coming to the center, he completed his master's studies in Divinity at the...

Claudia WinklerClaudia Winkler

Claudia Winkler joined the Berkley Center in February 2014. Before joining the center, Claudia completed her master's degree in German at...

Report of the Georgetown Symposium on Religious Freedom and Equality: Emerging Conflicts in North America and Europe

October 18, 2012

On April 11 and 12, 2012, the Religious Freedom Project held a probing international conference on an intensely controversial, but manifestly important subject—the rising tensions in Europe and the United States between traditional understandings of religious freedom and emerging claims of equality, especially those made by homosexuals. Held on the grounds of one of Oxford University’s most ancient and beautiful institutions—Magdalen College—the conference was entitled “Religious Freedom and Equality: Emerging Conflicts in Europe and North America.” This report records Bishop Philip Tartaglia’s keynote address and discussion, followed by panels and conversations about the United Kingdom and Ireland, continental Europe, and North America. The report is an edited transcript of scholars’ presentations, as well as their highly enlightening engagement with the invitation-only audience, and concludes with discussion from the final wrap-up session.

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