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Religion in Constitutions In a Global Context

Religion in Constitutions within a Global Context: Political, Legal and Cultural Dimensions 2020

Doha, Qatar
24 - 25 October 2020
2 days until the conference begins

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
1st April 2020
Abstract Acceptance Notification
15th April 2020
Final Abstract / Full Paper Deadline
15th June 2020

About Religion in Constitutions In a Global Context

Religions differ profoundly in terms of their impact on public life, the political breadth of their scriptures, and their foundational models. Islam, for example, is not a minimalist religion of just beliefs and rituals, rather, Islam encompasses all aspects of life in its philosophical, moral, and legal outlook. However, the issue of utilizing aspects of religion in constitutions is not exclusive to the Islamic world. Many, if not most, countries around the world have included religious texts, teachings, and obligations within their constitutions.

Topics

Constitutional law, Religion and policy

Call for Papers

Religions differ profoundly in terms of their impact on public life, the political breadth of their scriptures, and their foundational models. Islam, for example, is not a minimalist religion of just beliefs and rituals, rather, Islam encompasses all aspects of life in its philosophical, moral, and legal outlook. However, the issue of utilizing aspects of religion in constitutions is not exclusive to the Islamic world. Many, if not most, countries around the world have included religious texts, teachings, and obligations within their constitutions. Thus, it is necessary to deal with this issue within a global and comparative framework that encompasses its political, legal and cultural dimensions.

The Ibn Khaldon Center for Humanities and Social Sciences at Qatar University, in collaboration with the College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, is pleased to invite scholars to submit an abstract in Arabic, English, or French, relating to one of the following four approaches: 

Scholars are requested to email their abstract (in no more than 300 words) along with a short biography (in no more than 200 words) that includes their affiliation and most recent scholarly works to the conference organizers at dustor@qu.edu.qa, by March 7, 2020. Please bear in mind that acceptance of the abstract does not necessarily guarantee the acceptance of the full paper, as they will undergo a separate academic assessment. The objective of this conference is to publish the proceedings in an edited book. 

The Ibn Khaldon Center will cover all travel expenses, including ticket, accommodation, visa, and transportation.

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