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José Casanova:
Secularisation or the Return of Religion?

On the Relationship Between Religion and Secularity in European Societies – Discussion (in German; with Video Recording)

José Casanova, head of the Berkley Center’s Program on Globalization, Religion and the Secular, will open the W. Michael Blumenthal Lectures. He is a sociologist of religion and is one of the most eminent experts on questions of secularization and the relationship between the state and religious communities. José Casanova argues that religion is in no way losing its importance in modern society and contradicts the assumption that secularization is a prerequisite for open, tolerant societies.

Supported by the Hubert Burda Foundation

recording available

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green

Where

Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Video recording of the W. Michael Blumenthal lecture José Casanova: Secularisation or the Return of Religion? (in German); 16 March 2017; Jewish Museum Berlin 2017

W. Michael Blumenthal Lectures

In honor of the founding director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, the W. Michael Blumenthal Lecture will take place for the first time. We will discuss topical sociopolitical issues with internationally renowned scientists.

Portrait José Casanova

José Casanova; photo: Olexa Casanova

Where, when, what?

  • When 16 March 2017, 7 pm
  • Where Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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