‘Opting Out of Religious Education’ – Department of Education Seminar Series

admin - 8th January 2021

Philosophy, Religion and Education Research group

Seminar series, Hilary term 2021

Opting out of religious education – legal and educational issues

The following seminars will be given at 5pm (unless otherwise noted) on selected Tuesdays by Zoom. Convener: Dr N Fancourt (contact nigel.fancourt@education.ox.ac.uk for a link, or more information):

2 February: ‘Religious education before the European Court of Human Rights: the opt-out clause does not suffice anymore’ Professor Burkhard Berkmann, Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich

23 February: ‘The end of the opt-out era in Belgian state schools?’ Dr Leni Franken, Antwerp, and Dr Johan Livens, Free University, Amsterdam

2 March: ’The European Court of Human Rights’ judgements and compulsory religious education in Turkey’ Professor Recep Kaymakcan and Dr Abdurrahman Hendek, Sakarya

9 March (note at 3pm): ‘The right to opt-out or not: the legal right of withdrawal from religious education in Norway’ Professor Marie von der Lippe, Bergen

For more on the Department of Education see here.

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