Secularism, the Secular State and Religious Diversity

October 31, 2008-November 2, 2008

This event, organized by the Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Project of Queen's University, brought together a broad range of scholars to examine the variety of secular regimes across the globe, with a focus on their interaction with religious pluralism. Engaging both theoretical and empirical questions, topics included definitions of the secular state, the relationships between pluralism and respect, as well as the features of secular-religious interaction in several world regions. The Berkley Center’s José Casanova presented a paper entitled "Modes of secularism and regimes of religious pluralism: A comparison of Russia and Ukraine."

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