Re-thinking Political Secularism: The Multiculturalist Challenge

10 January 2022
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Religion represents one of the main elements that play a key role in not only the perception of minorities, but also in how it shapes politics and the feeling of belonging. This is exactly what Tariq Modood, professor at the University of Bristol, has addressed in his most recent publication, Essays on Secularism and Multiculturalism, which he presented within the framework of the Institute for Minority Rights’ Annual Minority Rights lecture. In this lecture, Professor Modood explores further these very issues, by explaining how there is the need to rethink political secularism, not only for social integration but also for raising questions about the role of the state and citizenship.

Katherine Arena

Katherine is a trainee at the Institute for Minority Rights at Eurac Research and is currently a second year student in the MA Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context, at the University of Groningen and the University of Udine. She is specialising in human rights and migration management within the European Union; her current interest lies in the role that civil society actors play within this framework at a local and supranational level. In her spare time she likes to practice landscape photography with her camera and enjoys reading English literature classics.


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