Faith and Freedom
A Symposium on Pluralism, Blasphemy, Tolerance
Seminar n.667, March 2015
The new issue of Seminar magazine collects essays and contributions from our Venice-Delhi Seminars 2013, held in New Delhi, India, and organized by Reset-DoC in partnership with the magazine, India Habitat Centre and Jamia Millia Islamia, the Islamic University of Delhi. International scholars, writers and activists gathered from October 10 to 12, 2013 to discuss “Religious Pluralism and Freedom of Expression in India and Europe: Coexistence and Mutual Respect, Rights to Protect, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Worship, Blasphemy, Ethics of Responsibility”.
The seminar has critically examined a topic that has gained renewed urgency and interest after the tragic Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris: the growing tension between the democratic need to protect differences, the right to freedom of expression and the vital need for modern democracies to guarantee peaceful coexistence between majorities and minorities, as well as freedom of worship in conditions of cultural and religious pluralism protected from the extremist excesses of demands based on ethnicity and identity.
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Contents from previous Reset-DoC special issues of Seminar can be accessed for free by clicking on the following links:
Seminar n.621, May 2011:
Minorities and Pluralism. A Symposium on living with differences between religions and cultures
Seminar n. 649, September 2013:
Living Together. A Symposiun on economic crisis and threats to Pluralism