International Workshop

Press release — 5 June 2013

The Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS) at the University of Tartu invites you to attend the second international workshop on Religion and Politics, this year devoted to:

 “Religion, Law and Policy Making: European Norms and National Practices in Eastern Europe
and the Russian Federation”

 on 13 and 14 June 2013 at the UT Faculty of Social Sciences, Lossi 36.

The international workshop’s aim is to advance the multidisciplinary study of the linkages among religion, policies and law in post‐communist countries of Eastern Europe. The complex interplay among European and national law, and law, policy and religion at the levels of nation and the European Union is approached from jurisprudential and social-scientific perspectives by 20 scholars from Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, the UK and the US.

James T. Richardson, Professor of Sociology and Judicial Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno and distinguished scholar of religion and law, will deliver the keynote speech on  “The Role of the Courts in the Social Construction of Religious Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe”.

The workshop is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

See the full program of the Religion & Law Workshop (.pdf)

For additional information, contact: Dr. Alar Kilp, Institute of Government and Politics, phone 737 5312, email: alar.kilp[at]