Dossiers on 24 countries – governance of religious diversity; state-religion relations; religiously inspired violent radicalisation.
– ALL Profiles and Reports (alphabetical)
- Western Europe: Belgium, France, Germany, UK
- Southern Europe: Greece, Italy, Spain
- Central Eastern Europe: Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia
- Southeastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria
- Eurasia: Russia
- MENA Region: Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia
- South & Southeast Asia: India, Indonesia, Malaysia
- The Asia-Pacific Region: Australia
- The Americas: Canada
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These dossiers critically review the way religion and religious diversity are governed in select countries of Europe, Asia, the MENA region and Canada. They examine state-religion relations (including secularism), highlight cases of religiously inspired radicalisation, and draw attention to vital forms of resilience.
- Our Profiles are 6-page sketches of religious affiliation, religious freedom, state-religion relations and religiously inspired radicalisation in a given country.
- Our Reports elaborate on the above, offering much more detail and analysis.
Eight macro-regions are considered, four within Europe and four outside of Europe. By looking at regions beyond Europe, we gain insights into predominantly Muslim countries (Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia); countries with pronounced historical religious diversity (India and Lebanon); and one predominantly Christian country with a migrant pluralist profile (Australia). The insights gained through this exercise can provide a basis for re-thinking models of governing religious diversity in various socio-economic and geopolitical contexts.
These assessments utilize the conceptual framework articulated in the GREASE project Concept Papers. Regarding radicalisation, we consider two levels of religiously inspired radicalism: the state level, whereby the state controls/instrumentalises religion and vice versa; and the individual or community level, expressed in the willingness to use (or supporting the use of) violence in the name of a religion or against a religion.