Islam and State in the EU

Church-State Relationships, Reality of Islam, Imams Training Centres

by Universidad de A Coruña (Author)
©2011 Monographs 384 Pages


The objective of this book is not only offering a map of the Imams training centres existing in the EU but also getting to know the current face of Islam and how member states deal with denominations. The volume consists of 27 chapters: one for each member state. Each chapter itself is divided in three parts. The first part, dedicated to Church-State relationships, explores which are the administrative bodies that deal with denominations and what legal forms religions do adopt in each member state (religious entities, civil associations, charities). The second part aims at showing the reality of Islam in each country in terms of general features; i. e. the estimated number of Muslims, imams, mosques, its main representative organizations, Islamic faith leaders who work as chaplains as well as statistics on Islam in school. The third part is specifically focused on exploring the Imams training centres existing in each country.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Denominations European Islam Islamic chaplaincy mosques
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 383 pp., 2 tables

Biographical notes

Universidad de A Coruña (Author)

Juan Ferreiro is full professor of Law at the University of A Coruña and former deputy director of Church-State Relationship under the Ministry of Justice (2006-2010). He holds Masters in International Affairs and Journalism (UAM-EL PAIS). He is the author of numerous books and articles. His main fields of study are human rights and Church-State relationship.


Title: Islam and State in the EU