Diritto e Religione nelle Società Multiculturali/ Law and Religion in Multicultural Societies/ Derecho y Religión en las Sociedades Multiculturales/ Droit et Religion dans les Sociétés Multiculturelles/ Recht und Religion in Multikulturellen Gesellschaften/ 多元化社会中的法与宗教 / القانون والدين في المجتمعات متعددة الثقافات

by Cătălin Raiu
According to international standards, states cannot suspend FoRB during war or emergency state. However, religious freedom can be limited as an exceptional measure, to reestablish order and public security, or in the case of an epidemic as an exceptional measure and with the fulfillment of the following terms: 1. to be provided by law 2. to serve purposes of the political body in its whole (protection of security, public order, health, etc.) 3. to be nondiscriminatory in language and application 4. to strictly serve the purpose and announced period.

by Maria Luisa Lo Giacco
A world day of fasting and prayer was held on May 14, 2020 to free humanity from the Coronavirus pandemic. The day was organized by the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity, an interreligious organization founded in the United Arab Emirates, that has among its members representatives of the three Abrahamic religions, as well as representatives of international cultural institutions.

di Luigi Mariano Guzzo

Sono stati sottoscritti nel pomeriggio di ieri – 15 maggio 2020 -, a Palazzo Chigi, i Protocolli per la manifestazione del culto delle confessioni religiose diverse dalla Chiesa cattolica, anche di alcune che non hanno sottoscritto l’intesa con lo Stato italiano, ai sensi dell’art. 8 comma 3 della Costituzione italiana. Si tratta di regole che nascono dal confronto e dal dialogo condotto dal Viminale a partire dalla videoconferenza che si è tenuta il 7 maggio scorso, alla quale hanno partecipato come consulenti anche i professori Pierluigi Consorti, ordinario di Diritto e religione all’Università di Pisa, e Paolo Naso, docente di Scienza politica all’Università “La Sapienza” di Roma.

by Maria Luisa Lo Giacco
The pilgrimage is a universal form of worship. All world’s religions have places, which we may define “sacred”, to where believers go to pray, sometimes also to ask for healing or for protection by a disease .
In the Jewish tradition, pilgrimage appears as an obligation since the destruction of the Temple, that occurred in 70 A.D. by the Roman troops. In the Bible we can read that through Moses God said to his people to go to Jerusalem Temple to honour him three times a year, during the main holidays. Archaeologists recently unearthed a stretch of the ancient pilgrims’ road, which dates back over two thousand years and which connected the Siloe swimming pool to the Temple

by Stefano Picciaredda
ertainty came on the eve of Holy Week. Covid 19 has not forgotten sub-Saharan Africa. For some time, it had been hoped for. Some continental peculiarities, such as climatic characteristics, the young age of the population, the presence of antibodies generated by other pandemics, had authorized optimistic forecasts. Instead, even without presenting itself with the exponential growth rates experienced in the northern hemisphere, the virus has crept in and began to claim victims in all countries south of the Sahara

by Maria d’Arienzo
As an emergency issue according to the contagion prevention, the doors of the churches remained locked, and when open, no public celebration have been admitted. Some States, for example Italy, have decided the suspension of all religious ceremonies, including funeral. Nevertheless, Masses have been celebrated sine populo, often live streamed by television and social media.

by Mustafa Yasan
The first case of COVID-19 Pandemic in the Republic of Turkey was detected on 10.03.2020 according to the official release of the Ministry of Health. The date of the first death due to the virus was 15.03.2020. The date of the preparation of this text is 25.04.2020. As of this date, the total number of cases of coronavirus is 107.773 while the total number of deaths is 2.706 according to the statements made by the Minister of Health, Fahrettin Koca.

by Caterina Gagliardi
The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting social distancing have revolutionized individual and collective life globally. In addition to affecting the economic and political dynamics of the countries involved, the socio-sanitary crisis has revealed a strong impact on the ‘spirituality’ of each individual and community. Believers of different faiths have been called to change their habits – especially of sharing the Word – and in some cases it has been impossible to observe the fundamental religious precepts.

by Vasco Fronzoni
The Italian Muslim communities have faced the challenge of contagion with a pragmatic spirit. As it known, Islam does not recognize universal leaders, and therefore chooses on the basis of the general reference principles, which in the case of epidemics refer to a hadith that prescribes «if you hear of a plague in a land do not enter it; and if it breaks out in the land where you stay, do not leave».