Les colloques internationaux Eurel
The Eurel correspondents meet once a year.
The Eurel network organises every second year a conference for specialists of law and social sciences of religions, in addition to the yearly correspondents meeting.
The 2018 conference will probably take place in Norway, in September.
The 2016 conference took place in Luxembourg, September 29-30, on the topic of Governance and religion. It was organised jointly with the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Educations of the University of Luxembourg. There were 39 contributors, and some 35 participants.
In 2012 and 2014, the topic of the conferences has been Religion and territory.
The 2014 conference took place in Lublin (Poland) and was entitled Religion in floating territories. It was organised jointly with the Faculty of Law of the John Paul II University of Lublin. Papers given during this conference have been published in Studia z Prawa Wyznaniowego (Studies in Law on Religion) 18, 2015.
In 2012, the conference took place in Manchester. It was organised jointly by the Eurel network and the Center for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, CRESC, University of Manchester. Some of the papers given during this conference were published as a thematic section "Religions and territories", in International Review of Sociology / Revue Internationale de Sociologie 2015,2.
I. Pluralism and minorities
● Religion et Territoire, approche juridique (Anne Fornerod - Droit, religion, entreprise et société
● Religious involvement in public sphere in a secular state – legal institutions, political interests, and public attitudes (Ringo Ringvee - University of Tartu) [abstract]
● Religious law and urban space. The eruv, a Jewish territory in the city ? (Lucine Endelstein - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires) [abstract]
II. Identity and belonging
● Between “geo-law” and “theo-law”. Considerations on religions as transnational centres of identity (Silvio Ferrari - University of Milano) [abstract]
● Reactive Christianity in Britain ? : Religious Diversity, Social Cohesion, and Identity Formation (Matthew Bennett - Nuffield College, University of Oxford) [abstract]
● Catholics and the urban territory in France : discourses and practices (from the 1970s to the beginning of the 2000s) (Olivier Chatelan - LAboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhone-Alpes) [abstract]
● Theoretical and practical approaches to study the spatial diffusion of religious ideas : relationships between actors and the circulation of information (Ulrich Messier - Identité et différenciation des espaces, de l’environnement et des sociétés) [abstract]
III. Spatiality and religion
● Spatial Patterns in Religious Affiliation and Practice in England and Wales (provisional version) (Siobhan McAndrew - University of Manchester) [abstract]
● Recent Approaches to “Space” and “Territories” in Sciences of religion (Lionel Obadia - Université Lumière Lyon 2) [abstract]
● The spatiality of religion – a geographer’s view (Thomas Lundén - Center for Baltic and East European Studies) [abstract]
IV. Values, attitudes, observance
● Long-term Religious Change and Stability in Ireland : A Geographical Analysis
(Ian Gregory - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - University of Lancaster)
● Religious and Secular Morality Across Europe (provisional version) (David Voas and Ingrid Storm - Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex) [abstract]
● “A sort of whirlwind” : Political Violence and Changing Patterns of Presbyterian Religious Observance in Ireland’ (Niall Cunningham, Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change - University of Manchester) [abstract]
● Religious Attitudes and Home Bias : Theory and Evidence from a Pilot Study (Carlo Reggiani - University of Manchester) [abstract]