Keywords: Law, Religion, Public Space, Secular State.
The article first describes the religious landscape of contemporary
Europe, characterized by an increasing diversity and visibility of religions in the
public space. It presents the strategies adopted to manage these transformations and the
tension between "rights of man" and "rights of God". In the last part, it attempts to reconfigure
the public space, as to reasonably accommodate both of them. The analysis is framed
in legal and political terms, but it moves from a historical and sociological starting point: the
Church-State models based on strict separation between state and religion, and the model
characterized by the legal predominance of the majority religion(s) are outdated. The "inclusive"
impartiality of public institutions is an attempt to deal with these historical and social
transformations in an innovative way.