Religion and Legal Accommodation: A Symposium
on Cécile Laborde’s Liberalism’s Religion

Friday 10 November 2017
Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University

This event is funded by the Society for Applied Philosophy.

09:15 – 09:30

Welcome and opening remarks – Gregory Walker (UCL Institute of Education)

09:30 – 10:30

Chapter 1. ‘Liberal Egalitarianism and the Critique of Religion’
Commentator: Matteo Bonotti (Cardiff University)
Chair: Graeme Garrard (Cardiff University)

10:30 – 11:00

Tea and coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Chapter 2. ‘Liberal Egalitarianism and the Exemptions Puzzle’
Commentator: Andrew Shorten (University of Limerick)
Chair: Tariq Modood (University of Bristol)

12:00 – 13:00

Chapter 4. ‘Disaggregating Religion in Nonestablishment of Religion: Defending Minimal Secularism’
Commentator: Russell Sandberg (Cardiff University)
Chair: Matteo Bonotti (Cardiff University)

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Chapter 3. ‘Liberal Egalitarianism and the State Neutrality Puzzle’
Commentator: Lucy Vickers (Oxford Brookes University)
Chair: David Boucher (Cardiff University)

15:00 – 16:00

Chapter 5. ‘State Sovereignty and Freedom of Association’
Commentator: Peter Edge (Oxford Brookes University)
Chair: Carole Pateman (UCLA and Cardiff University)

16:00 – 16:30

Tea and coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

Chapter 6. ‘Disaggregating Religion in Freedom of Religion: Individual Exemptions and Liberal Justice’
Commentator: Jonathan Seglow (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Chair: Gideon Calder (Swansea University)

17:30 – 18:30

Cécile Laborde (University of Oxford) – Response to Commentators
Chair: Gregory Walker (UCL Institute of Education)



Registration is free but places are limited. In order to register, please contact Dr Matteo Bonotti (

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