Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able:
to be aware of the ways in which religions and religious institutions are structured and organized.
to understand and evaluate traditional and evolving forms of religious beliefs and practices
to know how to interact between religions and societies both in history and in the modern world
to be aware of the role of religion in the public sphere as it is shaped by state law, human rights theory, and European cultural values.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course introduces students to the law the two religious communities, both Christian and Muslim, regulate their internal organization and administration,and determine their relationship with the state, so that similarities and differences emerge. Particular reference will be made to the individual right of religious freedom and the protection of human rights in the national and international legal framework. In this context, issues will be addressed, including the theological background of the law of religions, its sources, the origin and development of the basic institutions of administration and organization of religious communities, the relationship of administration with the faithful, family and criminal issues as well as relations with the state and the international community. .
Law, Religion, State, Human Rights
Students’ participation in classroom (discussion, asking questions, formulating comments,
giving information) is usually used as an important indicator of the interest of the student and is auxiliary to the results of exams. Examinations are written, oral, written assignments, or a combinations of these forms.