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Political Problems, Legal Issues and Social Practices
The conference aims at merging two dynamics: on the one hand the "judicialisation"of related religious disputes in secular contexts,and on the other one the "de-judicialisation" of a relgion based set of norms often designated under the label of sharia.
By focusing on Muslims and Islam as core objet of study the goal is not to consider it as exceptional. On the contrary, the conference wishes to widen the scope to the place of religion in the public sphere.
The conference will take place on May 7th and 8th, 2009 on "Islamic norms in secular public spheres: political problems, legal issues, and social practices" with the support of Olivier Roy (right) who teaches at UC Berkeley in 2008-2009 and Valérie Amiraux (left) from the University of Montreal.
Click here for the program.
Co-sponsors: The Robert Schuman Centre, The Carnegie Corporation, The Graduate Theological Union, The Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, Chaire de recherche du Canada en etude du pluralisme religieux et de l'ethnicite (CRSH/Universite de Montreal)