Call for submissions. Religion, Nationalism and Populism across the North/South Divide

January 20, 2020

A call for manuscripts submission is open for a Religions special issue on Religion, Nationalism and Populism across the North/South Divide.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by 30 January 2021

Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers).

Guest Editor of the issue is the former president of the European Academy of Religion, Professor Jocelyne Cesari (University of Birmigham / Georgetown University).

Visit the dedicated page on Religions website to know more about the topic of the call and get further details about the submission procedure.

Religious Freedom and Equality. Discrimination cases in Europe and in the International Context

January 6, 2020

Professors Maria Cristina Ivaldi and Silvia Angioi (Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli") are organizing a two-days conference on the topic "Libertà religiosa ed eguaglianza. Casi di discriminazione in Europa e nel contesto internazionale”.


The Conference aims to analyse, in a legal perspective, a wide range of issues of religious discrimination in Europe (at work, in the family, in health care, etc.) and in some countries of the world where there are significant problems from this point of view as in certain countries of particular concern mentioned in the USCIRF Annual Report 2019 (China, Burma, Russia, Iran, Pakistan).


The Conference will be take place in Caserta on January 23-24 at the Department of Political Science Jean Monnet (Università della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli").

The Conference is held under the patronage of the European Academy of Religion.

Call for Applications ReIReS Scholarships for Transnational Access

January 6, 2020

The EU funded project “Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies” (ReIReS) offers scholars from any academic discipline the opportunity to spend typically two weeks in one of fourteen outstanding European research centres (libraries and archives) in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, and Italy to carry out their research project in Historical Religious Studies.


Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2020.

Go for more information and the application form to:

A recently published work on religion and politics

December 20, 2019

Call for Papers. Religion and Authority: Contest and Legitimacy

December 2, 2019

We are pleased to share the news about the recent publication of The Routledge Handbook to Religion and Political Parties


Edited by Jeffrey Haynes (London Metropolitan University) and including contributions from many outstanding scholars worldwide, this comprehensive handbook provides important results of current research involving religion and politics, focusing on: democratisation, democracy, party platform formation, party moderation and secularisation, social constituency representation and interest articulation.

Find out more about this work and its contributors at Routledge.

Political and transcendental authority are problematic in themselves and at odds with each other. Each religion has defining moments when the core questions become contested and are opened for debate, modification and change. Where is authority coming from or based upon? How is authority defined, invested and limited? Who wields authority, and how does it become legitimized and delegitimized?


Fscire and the International Network on Interreligious Research and Education (INIRE) invite proposals for the international conference 'Religion and Authority: Contest and Legitimacy', to be held in Palermo July 5-9, 2020.


Paper proposals will be received before January 15, 2020.

Deadline for submission has been extended to February 1, 2020.

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.

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.

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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