The Nation State is challenged by declining institutions, says Manlio Graziano from Sorbonne, Paris and the void is often filled by religion. But political actors are not prepared. In France the law from 1905 – still in force – can’t regulate today’s challenges with Islam or other religions. The relationship between the State and religions and, among others, the relationship between State and religious institutions needs to be reconsidered today.

Interview: Nina zu Fürstenberg

Production and Text Editing: Nina zu Fürstenberg

Video: Volkan Güclü

Video Editing: Anna Fanuele

Istanbul Seminars 2015