Saints of the Shaking Earth

We start the new year with a blogpost written by Alanna Cant. Drawing on recent fieldwork in Oaxaca, Mexico, Cant explores church-state relations through the lens of church restoration, religious 'heritage', and popular devotion to the saints.  In September, two large and seismically unusual earthquakes struck Mexico. On the 7th of September, the strongest quake the …

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Why Justice requires more than a verdict: Religion and Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In today's blogpost Sanne Hupkes reflects on last week's events during the ICTY judgement of Ratko Mladic and the trial's implications on 'justice'. Sanne is a PHD student related to the Centre and her research focuses on the role of (power-sharing) democracy in peace operations and she is concerned with the place of (religious) collective identities within democracy …

The necessary complexity of Freedom of Religion or Belief

How does the law shape the category of (free) religion, and by which mechanisms does this shaping occur? Building on conversations started at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation's recent conference, 'Reimagining Difference: Being, Thinking and Practicing Beyond Essentialism', this collaborative Religion Factor and Religion: Going Public blog series explores law's approach to - and creation of - religion and religious liberty. …

Silent borders

How does the law shape the category of (free) religion, and by which mechanisms does this shaping occur? Building on conversations started at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation's recent conference, 'Reimagining Difference: Being, Thinking and Practicing Beyond Essentialism', this collaborative Religion Factor and Religion: Going Public blog series explores law's approach to - and creation of - religion and religious liberty. …

The Agency of Agencies: Bureaucracy and the Politics of Religious Freedom

How does the law shape the category of (free) religion, and by which mechanisms does this shaping occur? Building on conversations started at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation's recent conference, 'Reimagining Difference: Being, Thinking and Practicing Beyond Essentialism', this collaborative Religion Factor and Religion: Going Public blog series explores law's approach to - …

Boredom in the Court

How does the law shape the category of (free) religion, and by which mechanisms does this shaping occur? Building on conversations started at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation's recent conference, 'Reimagining Difference: Being, Thinking and Practicing Beyond Essentialism', this collaborative Religion Factor and Religion: Going Public blog series explores law's approach to - …