1999 Istanbul - State-Religion Relations

Relations. Historical Aspects

15-17 ottobre 1999


On October
15-17, 1999, a symposium on “State – Religion Relations. Historical
Aspects” was held in Istanbul. The symposium was sponsored by the Writers’
and Journalists’ Foundation, with the collaboration of the University
Complutense of Madrid. Prof. Niyazi Oktem was the Symposium Coordinator.


  • Mehmet
    S. Aydin
    (University of Izmir), State-Religion Relations
    in Sunni Islam
  • Silvio Ferrari (University
    of Milan), Italy:
    A Catholic Model of Church-State Relations
  • Nahum Rakover (Jewish Heritage
    Society), The
    Role of Religion in Government. Jewish Perspective
  • Jean Duffar (University of
    Paris XII), Laicité en France
  • Ling Pingye (United Front Work
    Dept. Central Committee, China), State-Religion Relations in
    the Far East
  • Jaime Rossell (University of
    Extremadura), State-Religion
    Relations in Spain and Portugal: A Brief Outline
  • Hüseyn Hatemi (University
    of Istanbul), State-Religion Relations in the Political Philosophy
    of Islam
  • Lourens Du Plessis (University
    of Stellenbosch), State-Religion Relations in South Africa
  • Gerhard Robbers (University
    of Trier), State-Religion Relations in Germany and Central Europe
    and Protestant Countries
  • Carlos Valderrama – José
    Antonio Calvi del Risco
    (Instituto de Derecho Eclesiástico,
    Lima), Church-State
    Relations in South America
  • Serif Mardin (University of
    Sabanci, Istanbul), State-Religion Relations in Turkey
  • Ahmet Mumcu (University of
    Baskent, Ankara), State-Religion Relations in the Turkish Republic
  • Rik Torfs (Catholic University
    of Leuven), State-Religion Relations in Belgium, Netherlands
    and Luxembourg
  • Masoud Daher (Lebanese University,
    Beirut), Religion
    and State in the Modern Middle East: The Lebanese State as a Model
  • Kenan Gürsoy (University
    of Galatasaray), Mysticism and State Relations in the case of
    Akshamsaddin and Muhammed The Conqueror
  • A. Temimi (Temimi Foundation,
    Tunis), State-Religion Relations in Magreeb Countries
  • Jean-François Mayer (University
    of Fribourg), Note
    sur l’histoire des relations entre l’Eglise orthodoxe et l’Etat
    en Grece
  • Jean-François Mayer (University
    of Fribourg), Les
    relations entre les religions, les Cantons et la Confederation en
    Suisse: une perspective historique
  • Cole Durham (Brigham Young
    University, Provo), Relationship of State and Religion in USA
  • Emanuel Adamakis (Bishop of
    Region, Belgium), State-Religion Relations in Orthodox World
  • Anatoli Krasikov (Institute
    of Europe, Moscow), Religion and Politics in Russia
  • Sait Baser (University of Kocaeli),
    State-Religion Relations in Turkish States Before Islam
  • Sadi Kucur (University of Marmara,
    Istanbul), State-Religion Relations in the Turkish-Moslem Countries
    Before the Ottoman State