New Visibility of Religion
The Network is seeking British and EU funding to include more central European countries. With discussions underway concerning the inclusion of Turkey in the EU it becomes increasingly important to:
- understand something of the different histories of the role religion has played in the civil societies of different members states,
- assess the changes presently occurring, and
- critically assess the challenges posed for European unity and identity.
To foster this work, the Network is establishing contacts with other key disciplines with important research bases in European universities in law, economics, cultural studies, sociology and history. Concurrently, the Network is seeking to encourage more doctoral and post-doctoral research by scholars interested in this field and facilitate, for these researchers, intercontinental exchanges / visits. Eventually, it hopes to extend the work being done into the American context.