Two recently published works in interreligious studies

October 11, 2019

We are pleased to share the news about two recent publications in interreligious studies:


  • New Paths For Interreligious Theology. Perry Schmidt-Leukel’s Fractal Interpretation of Religious Diversity, edited by Alan Race and Paul Knitter (Orbis Books);

  • Buddha Mind – Christ Mind. A Christian Commentary on the Bodhicaryāavatra, by Perry Schmidt-Leukel (Peeters Publishers).

Find out more about these works at Orbis Books and at Peeters Publishers.

The three Romees, pilgrimages to City of St. Peter and Paul between past and future

October 9, 2019

The Pontifical Council of Culture and the Italian Geographical Society announce the conference A day of study in Rome on the three Romee maiores. The three Romees, pilgrimages to City of St. Peter and Paul between past and future.


The conference will take place in Rome at Palazzetto Mattei in Villa Celimontana (Via della Navicella, 12) on November 14, 2019.

Call for Papers. Nationalism, Populism and Protestant Political Thought

October 7, 2019

Many Protestant communities are divided over nationalism and populism. Some scholars have claimed that Protestant theological undercurrents legitimise support for right-wing populism, whereas others believe that their theology prohibits such associations. This international conference convenes scholars, church leaders and other practitioners to discuss ways in which Protestant political thought might be related to these burgeoning political movements. What strands within Protestant political thought have been and are being enlisted to legitimise nationalism or populism? Why has there been a close historical association between both Protestantism and the nation-state, and Protestantism and democracy, and do these associations persist today? What resources within Protestantism have been, are being or might be invoked to critique nationalism and populism? How does Protestant political thought compare with Catholic social teaching on this question?


The Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies (CIRIS) invites proposals for the international conference 'Nationalism, Populism, and Protestant Political Thought', hosted by CIRIS for April 15-17, 2020.


Paper proposals will be received before 18 November 2019.


More information on the project is available on

Identities: one, none, one hundred thousand

September 30, 2019

The Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna presents the ISA Topic "Identity: one, none, one hundred thousand", a cycle of initiatives dedicated to the problem of the continuous definition and redefinition if the different identities that characterize people, society and knowledge.


The events will take place from October 2019 to summer 2020.

Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Politics

July 10, 2019

Brill announces the first issue of the Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Politics (BRP)Global Religious and Secular Dynamics: The Modern System of Classification by Professor José Casanova (Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs, Georgetown University).

The journal has two main goals: provide a platform for the burgeoning scholarship on religion and politics that cannot find visibility within the constricted boundaries of either religious studies or political science; examine topics that are intensely debated in the public space from an objective, data-driven perspective.

EuARe former President, Professor Jocelyne Cesari, and EuARe Secretary General, Dr. Francesca Cadeddu, are part of the Editorial Board of BRP, respectively as Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor.

#EuARe2019, L'Avenir de l'œcuménisme

Conference proceedings 

July 1, 2019

AISR (Académie internationale des sciences religieuses) proudly announces the publishing of «L’avenir de l’oecuménisme (1). Académie internationale des sciences religieuses. Bologne, 6-8 mars 2019».

The conference proceedings appeared in the journal Istina (LXIV/2, 2019, p. 141-215) and collect the interventions offered during the conference day the Association held last March in the context of the EuARe annual conference.

Two more interventions are announced for publication in the following issue of Istina (LXIV/3, 2019).

Piazza Grande Religion Journalism Award

June 30, 2019

The International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) and Fscire have joined forces to launch a new award for religion reporting, the Piazza Grande Religion Journalism Award.


The new prize will honor the work of journalists in newspapers, magazines or news websites that publish regularly in Europe, including Iceland and Russia, and the countries surrounding the Mediterranean basin. The program was announced in Bologna during the annual conference of the European Academy of Religion (EuARe).


“Media have an inevitable influence in portraying the role of religion in society, and subsequently, on the way that religious communities are understood by global audiences,” said Spanish journalist María-Paz López, IARJ Board director for Europe and coordinator of the award. “With this new award, we seek to promote the work of religion reporters in both mainstream and confessional media”.


The goal of the award and the conditions for eligibility are available at the IARJ website:

The first edition of the award will accept works that were published between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019.

Call for applications. Executive Training Seminar on “What Is the Problem with Religion? A New Approach for an Inclusive Society”

June 19, 2019

The Florence School of Advanced Studies for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue with the support of the EUI’s School of Transnational Governance (STG) organizes an Executive Training Seminar on the topic: “What Is the Problem with Religion? A New Approach for an Inclusive Society”.

The seminar will take place from 11th to 15th November 2019 in Florence at the European University Institute and it is a relevant educational opportunity for those who (for work or study) are in contact with different religions.

The deadline for applications is Friday 13 September 2019. Fee-waivers and partial fee-waivers are available.

Detailed information about the conference are available at this address:

Establishment of the network of European Centers on Religion and Politics

June 16, 2019

Over the past three decades, a significant number of centers for "religion and public life" have emerged in European universities. During the third congress of the European Academy of Religion on March 4 2019, the leaders of some of these centers launched the network of European Centers on Religion and Politics

This new initiative has two major goals. The first one is to improve communication and to foster inter-disciplinary and comparative approaches on the topic of religion and politics across religious traditions political contexts and historical periods among academic institutions in Europe and beyond. The second one is be a platform to disseminate research findings and projects in order to create a fruitful interactions with media and policy-makers working at the interface of religion and politics.


The European Academy of Religion (EuARe) is a research initiative which offers an exchange platform to scholars, universities, centres, research infrastructures, scientific journals and publishers coming from Europe and the surrounding regions.



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