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Religious Freedom and Religious Minorities

June 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, the Yehuda Avner Chair of Religion and Politics, and The Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Jewish People are pleased to present an international conference on :

Religious Freedom and Religious Minorities

Monday, June 11, 2018
BESA Center Seminar Room, Building 203, Room 131
Bar-Ilan University

The lectures will be delivered in English
The conference is open to the public.


10:30 Quantitative Approaches
Chair: Prof. Joseph Deutsch, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Bar Ilan University

Ms. Mora Deitch, Bar Ilan University
Secular as Sacred? Religious vs. Secular Conflicts
Prof. Jonathan Fox, Bar Ilan University
Religious Discrimination in Christian-Majority Democracies from 1990 to 2014
Prof. Matthias Basedau, GIGA: German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Do threat perceptions increase support for religious violence? Christians and Muslims in Tanzania

14:15 Philosophical Approaches
Chair: Dr. Ariel Zellman, Bar Ilan University

Dr. Israel Amos, Sapir Academic College, Sderot
A possible social contribution of Minority religions that internalize the costs of their convictions
Dr. Nahshon Perez, Bar Ilan University
Governing the Sacred: Models of Political Toleration in Contested Sacred Sites
Dr. Robert Joustra, Redeemer University
Why Foreign Policy Needs Political Theology

16:30 Comparative Approaches
Chair: Prof Rami Ginat
, Bar Ilan Univeristy

Dr. Netanel Fisher, Academic Center for Law and Science Sha’arei Mishpat
Secular Civic Immigration vs. Religious Social Integration
Prof. Jocelyne Cesari, Georgetown University and University of Birmingham
The invention of religious minorities in the Middle East and the political consequences for the Syrian crisis
Dr. Anna Prashizky, Bar Ilan and Western Galilee College
Russian Israelis and Religion: The new social protest of the 1.5 generation


June 11, 2018
10:30 am - 6:00 pm