Religion and Comprehensive Security

27-28 July 2022

The workshop, Religion and Comprehensive Security, held on the 27-28 of July, was a forum for a group of scholars to present their research on the topic for a soon to be published edition of The Review of Faith & International Affairs. That edition will focus solely on Religion and Comprehensive Security and will be published later in 2022.

The event was organized by Judd Birdsall, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University, USA, and Pasquale Annicchino, University of Foggia, Italy, with the support of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS).

Dennis Hoover, Editor in Chief of The Review of Faith & International Affairs, opened the workshop on the evening of the 27 with a keynote on Pluralism as Prevention: Reflections on Two Decades of Religion and Security. Three panels were held the next day on Law, Policy and Comprehensive Security; Comprehensive Security in Contexts; and Freedom of Religion or Belief and Comprehensive Security. Each participant presented their research on their chapter for of the upcoming edition and received feedback from the group.


Pasquale Annicchino, Senior Assistant Professor of Law, University of Foggia, Italy
Judd Birdsall, Senior Research Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University, United States
Francis Davis, Professorial Fellow, Oxford; Professor of Leadership, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Gabriele Fattori, Full Professor, Law School of the University of Foggia, Italy
Dennis R. Hoover, Editor in Chief, The Review of Faith & International Affairs; Research Advisor, Templeton Religion Trust’s Covenantal Pluralism Initiative; Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Engagement, United States
Nausica Palazzo, Assistant Professor in Constitutional Law, NOVA School of Law, Portugal
Brett Scharffs, Rex E. Lee Chair and Professor of Law; Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University Law School
Kristina Stoeckl, Professor of Sociology, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Marco Ventura, Professor in Law and Religion, University of Siena, Italy