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Freedom of worship, islamophobia and neighbourhood conviviality
Tuesday 24 February 2015, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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In contexts of religious diversity, new places of worship often give rise to mistrust and tensions. This is what happened in 2004 in the city of Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Barcelona), where the planned installation of a Muslim prayer-room on the ground floor of a residential building triggered an open conflict between neighbors, the city council and the Muslim community. The roots of these events, as well as the response of the local administration, were analysed on 24 February by Jaume Romero, from the Santa Coloma's Mediation Service, and Taoufik Cheddadi, from Singuerlín Muslim Community, in the seminar entitled "Freedom of worship, islamophobia and neighborhood cohesion: the prayer-room conflict in Santa Coloma de Gramenet".

 

The presentation took place within the Seminar series on conflicts, multiculturalism and public policy: case studies, held from February to May 2015 in order to bring together researchers, public officials, civil society representatives and members of R&D project "Human rights, multicultural societies and conflicts" with an interest in legal and political instruments to prevent and resolve ethnocultural conflicts.

 

For pictures of the seminar, click here.

For the full-lenght video (in Spanish), click here.

 

Location Social Science Faculty, University of Valencia
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