Opening of the university degree ‘Religions et athéisme en contexte de laïcité’

The university degree of the IPRA, ‘Religions et athéisme en contexte de laïcité’ / Religion and atheism in a secularism context (Université du Maine and Université de Nantes), will open in January 2016. Please note that the courses will be in French.

Aim of the university degree : In the context of laïcité, the French government in principle neither recognizes nor favors any kind of worship. But every kind of worship is allowed to belong to society. This particular situation, relatively new from an historical point of view and linked to a non-linear movement of secularisation, sometimes has led political, economic and cultural actors to not regard religious facts as social issues. Those representatives and agents feel helpless, facing situations they hadn’t foreseen. The university degree ‘Religion and atheism in a secularism context’ aims at providing them with knowledge necessary to comprehend the role of religion in twenty-first century society and to give them conceptual and methodological tools useful for dealing with these issues professionally.

Coordinators : Dominique AVON (Université du Maine) and John TOLAN (Université de Nantes), co-directors of the IPRA

Contact (prices, information, registration) : Anna Christophe (IPRA’s engineering assistant – administration) :

Last date for the registrations: January, 4, 2016

For further information, you can go to this address:


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