Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Law and Religion in EuropeA Comparative Introduction$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Norman Doe

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199604005

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604005.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 14 November 2018

The Religion Law of the European Union

The Religion Law of the European Union

Chapter:
(p.237) 10 The Religion Law of the European Union
Source:
Law and Religion in Europe
Author(s):

Norman Doe

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604005.003.0011

This chapter proposes that the contemporary posture of the European Union towards religion is based on seven fundamentals: the value of religion; subsidiarity (that religious affairs are primarily a matter for each member State at its own national level); religious freedom; religious equality (and non-discrimination); the autonomy of religious associations; cooperation with religion (through regular dialogue); and the special protection of religion by means of privileges and exemptions. These are summed up in the Lisbon Treaty 2007. However, it is suggested that these fundamentals have not been formulated de novo but are to be found in a plethora of pre-existing EU instruments. The chapter also proposes that the principles of religion law common to the States of Europe (articulated in the previous chapters and set out in the Appendix) themselves represent the fundamentals of the EU category of ‘general principles common to the laws of the Member States’ and should be used as an inspirational source in this field.

Keywords:   European Union, value of religion, subsidiarity, religious freedom, religious equality, non-discrimination, religious associations, cooperation with religion

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .