Freedom for Us or for All? (Non-)Religious Communities and FORB Rights

05 - 06 May 2022

ISFORB Conference

Freedom for Us or for All? (Non-)Religious Communities and FORB Rights

Location : ETF Leuven

Language : English

This second international conference, organized by our Institute for the Study of Freedom of Religion or Belief (ISFORB), aims to give attention to diverse relations between (non-) religious communities and FORB rights. This topic can be unpacked by focusing on three levels of interaction. First, it involves the religious freedom of an individual within a community, the extent to which each individual can live out their personal (religious) convictions in this context. Second, it involves the freedom offered mutually by religious communities towards one another, accepting and promoting the other community’s freedom to believe and act in the way they deem right. Third, it implies the religious freedom given by any society to (non-)religious communities to self-organize and live out their religious or philosophical particularities in the way they choose. These topics will be introduced in plenary papers.

Keynote speakers

To date, the following keynote speakers have agreed to contribute to the conference:

Other researchers join this conversation and present papers on each of these sections or related topics. You can find the call for papers here. Academically interested practitioners are also warmly invited to participate in the conference.

Conference Program

The conference will last two full days. The conference program is in preparation.

Practical Information and Registration

Conference fee
Because socializing, peer discussion and networking are key aims of this conference, regular participation in the conference includes two lunches and several coffee breaks. The regular fee for this inclusive participation is € 90. PhD students can participate with a reduced fee of € 55. ETF Leuven MA students can participate for € 20 (excluding meals). Participation in the conference dinner costs € 30.

A limited number of scholarships are made available to scholars joining us from Eastern Europe. If you want to apply for such a scholarship, please send an email to .

Leuven has a broad variety of hotels in different price categories. A limited number of rooms are available at ETF’s LCCS conference center. With single occupation, the rooms cost € 48 per night (breakfast included).

Registration will open soon. You will find the link here.


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