Religion and the State in Today's Britain

Thursday, September 19, 2013
4:00pm to 6:00pm
IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall
UC Berkeley

One of the most salient features of the new millennium is the assertiveness of religious faith in current and former secular states. Whether in the UK, the US, Germany, Tunisia, or Egypt, states are struggling to accommodate the claims of citizens who increasingly insist that their religious faith forms part of their public identities, and not merely their private consciences. This talk will center on the role religion plays in the modern UK state.