Special Issue "Religious Minorities in Europe and Beyond: A Critical Appraisal in a Global Perspective"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: law and religion; religious minorities; comparative law of religions; relations between the Holy See and Israel
Interests: international protection of minority rights; old and new minorities; integration and human rights; diversity governance; international law and religious minorities; rom/sinti and minority protection
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It is our honour and great pleasure to invite you to submit to this Special Issue of Religions entitled “Religious Minorities in Europe and Beyond: A Critical Appraisal in a Global Perspective.”
The issue will be divided into two parts. The first will provide a description and a critical assessment of the legal protection and promotion of the religious minority rights in Europe, identifying the weak and strong points of the European approach. Contributions to the first part of the issue will need to take into consideration the different aspects of protection of religious minorities in Europe, such as organization of worship, public funding, registration, individual and group discrimination, etc. They will highlight, on one hand, the positive aspects existing in many European countries vis-á-vis religious minorities, and, on the other, the problematic profiles of the existing social and legal regulation of minority issues.
Contributions to the second part will look beyond Europe to see whether some of the solutions/approaches/paradigm shifts applied there can serve as lessons to us, and under which conditions (cultural, legal, political) they can be “exported” to Europe. The analysis of the issue of religious minorities in a number of selected non-European countries will help to understand whether and to what extent they can offer significant and helpful inputs to rethink and improve the European system for religious minority protection and promotion.
To the best of our knowledge, little has been written from the specific angle of “what Europe could learn from non-European experiences” in the field of religious minorities. That is why this Special Issue could fill a significant gap in the existing literature.
Prof. Dr. Silvio Ferrari
Ms. Kerstin Wonisch
Dr. Roberta Medda-Windischer
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- religious minorities
- freedom of/from religion
- non-European countries
- minority rights
- religious diversity