Future Built on Knowledge


  • May 5, 2021
    Suggestions for future research on artificial intelligence and religion
    The two-year webinar series on Artificial Intelligence and Religion (AIR 2020/21) organized by the FBK-ISR Center for Religious Studies has wrapped up. A final assessment and a relaunch with new knowledge challenges
  • March 25, 2021
    Fasting is not anymore what it used to be
    We are in Lent, the forty-day period preceding Easter which according to Catholic norms should be characterized by fasting and abstinence. Often the two terms are used interchangeably, but it is wrong to do so.
  • January 20, 2021
    2021 at the FBK Center for Religious Studies
    ISR's research and cultural initiatives go on with the mission of the center always clearly defined in the background
  • October 12, 2020
    Matching family savings to increase college education
    IRVAPP researchers describe the college savings accounts programs and present the promising results of a pilot project they have evaluated
  • September 21, 2020
    Big data, big faith? About beliefs and biases in algorithmic decision-making
    With the arrival of Big Data analytics, data rapidly became the petroleum of the 21st century and a new social contract came into existence.
  • September 4, 2020
    FBK joins the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development
    The network currently includes 124 international organizations and research institutes aiming to promote the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • September 1, 2020
    Religious nones around the world
    The category of non-affiliates, the so-called religious nones, includes all those who declare that they do not belong to any religious denomination. The highest concentrations are among men, among people under the age of fifty, among highly educated individuals and among those who reside in urban areas.
  • June 4, 2020
    Gender equality: achievements and perspectives
    In any crime against women it is always to be found the gender stereotype according to which women must stay one step behind anywhere: at home, at work, in society. It is high time is for a turning point.
  • May 13, 2020
    Violence against women: law and responsibilities
    Italian norms and sentences have long justified the culture of female subordination and at times indulged violence against ‘disobedient’ women. Let's see how it was so.
  • May 4, 2020
    Gender violence. Violence against women. Feminicide
    Through human and social sciences and statistics, we can understand differences, shared characteristics and the evolution of such criminal phenomena. Let's see in what they are different.
  • April 20, 2020
    The first of four insights into the phenomenology of gender-based violence, a "cultural and civil emergency" that questions the very reasons for our being together
  • April 17, 2020
    Reading Harari during the pandemic
    It is not easy for a researcher to keep focused these days. The problem is not so much telework or the rarefaction of human contacts. The point, rather, is that it is hard to prevent the most creative part of one's mind from returning obsessively to the event that some weeks ago has changed everyone's lives.
  • April 7, 2020
    COVID-19, Religion and Belief Webinar Series
    Coronavirus has impacted many domains of our lives. This webinar series aims at exploring the strategies and initiatives of governments and religious groups to deal with the crisis
  • March 16, 2020
    We are fragile but not defenceless: changing is possible
    Considerations on morality and human fragility in the time of the coronavirus, by the philosopher of FBK-ISR Paolo Costa. The good news is that we can do our part and change.
  • August 12, 2019
    Follow the leader
    Some examples to present the "religion of innovation". The research by Matteo Corsalini (Unisi/FBK-ISR PhD student) starts from a central question: can profit maximization be read as a new option of faith?
  • July 16, 2019
    Religion for a better innovation
    Three reasons why religious freedom matters and is key to sustainable development
  • July 9, 2019
    The researcher from the Center for Religious Studies is being featured in the third episode of the radio format where FBK researchers talk about themselves
  • April 10, 2019
    FBK at the 2019 education festival
    The program of the tenth edition of Educa was presented today. Fondazione Bruno Kessler will be present with a science cafè, an information corner, two workshops and three round-table discussions.
  • September 24, 2018
    Report on the freedom of belief and religious tolerance of the European Parliament
    The report investigating violations of the right to religious freedom in non-European countries and the influence that the EU can have on them was presented in Brussels on September 4. The FBK-ISR research centre is among the authors of the document
  • July 2, 2018
    Internship trip note by Kaznu students
    Rysbek Togzhan and Dauletbekkyzy Dinara share their experience in FBK Center for Religious Studies
  • May 31, 2018
    Conclusions: tomatoes at 99 cents
    The conclusions of the end of the HEADING "The European Migration Government" curated by Osvaldo Costantini, associate researcher at the Center for Religious Sciences of FBK. Co-author of the article: Daniela Galiè
  • March 26, 2018
    The veil in the Islamic world (and outside)
    In recent years, in particular after the Twin Towers attacks on September 11, 2001, growing attention has been paid to Islam, until then generically associated with sandy dunes and pointed minarets and then increasingly recognized within the Western world as unsuspecting and exotic next door tenant
  • March 16, 2018
    My internship in FBK, from Kazakhstan
    Every year, Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi gives an opportunity to every student to pass an internship in any country in the world. This is an excellent opportunity for students of this University
  • March 8, 2018
    On 26 February 2018, al-Farabi Kazakh National University and FBK signed the Agreement on Cooperation for the purpose of further perspective relations between two countries in educational and scientific fields, taking into account close international relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Italy.
  • March 8, 2018
    RELIGION TO GO! Religion in the virtual world
    From the discovery of fire to the printing of the Bible, technology has never stopped involving religion. FBK's ICT and Humanities Centers work in synergy on the implications of an app that can virtualize objects and places of worship.
  • March 6, 2018
    FBK-ISR | 14th Action against racism Week | Riva del Garda
    Valeria Fabretti and Sara Hejazi, researchers with the Center for Religious Studies, are at the 14th Action against Racism Week (Riva del Garda) to present the book "The mad dream of Neve Shalom Wahat Al-Salam", curated by Brunetto Salvarani
  • February 26, 2018
    Religion and Video Games. ISR Workshop on religion and innovation.
    On February 6, at the Center for Religious Studies, has taken place a workshop dedicated to the little explored theme of the relationship between religions and video games
  • February 23, 2018
    Stories of (induced) marginality
    The dynamics of reception produce illegality and vulnerability that push people to accept to be exploited
  • February 8, 2018
    Highlanders! Population and depopulation in the Alps area
    ISR researcher Paolo Costa talks about culture as a means of regeneration of the Alpine areas in a conference at Fondazione Demarchi in Trento from 9 am to 10 am on February 2018
  • January 25, 2018
    2018 events at the FBK Center for Religious Studies
    The program, illustrated by director Marco Ventura, provides monthly meetings on the multiple interactions between religion and innovation, a theme around which all the activities of the Center revolve. Along with the scientific seminars in English, there are also events dedicated to citizens, in Italian, on current topics such as "Religion, human enhancement and artificial intelligence".
  • January 10, 2018
    Ventimiglia between official reception and informal ways
    The stakes in the dialectic between surveillance and resistance
  • November 29, 2017
    God’s will for a better life
    From Ventimiglia to Taranto together with Biniam: the fourth appointment with the headline on the European governance of migration.
  • November 3, 2017
    The Maritime Alps
    Stories of rejection and "spaces of exception" at the Italo-French Border
  • October 5, 2017
    Mobility Story: Paolo Costa
    Paolo Costa is a researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler's Institute for Religious Studies. He has already been on three Mobility Programs, the latest one has recently ended. All of them in Vienna, all of them somewhat different, but each one of them lived as a "precious incentive for mental mobility, intellectual dynamism".
  • October 4, 2017
    How Is Europe Governing Migration
    Deported, rejected, detained migrants. On the Road survey to get to know the migratory paths that lead to Italy and the open challenges
  • September 25, 2017
    Violence in Sacred Texts. Religions Between War and Peace
    A Reset-Dialogues conference in partnership with Fondazione Bruno Kessler and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
  • September 6, 2017
    Conference Exiting Violence | Call & Grants for Students
    Six grants available for students and young scholars who are welcomed to participate to the Conference
  • June 27, 2017
    Freedom of Religion or Belief and Tolerance and Non-Discrimination for All is Vital to Security
    Marco Ventura, Director of the FBK Center for Religious Studies and member of the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief: "freedom of religion or belief is under threat in the OSCE region and international co-operation can strengthen it as a force for security".
  • June 14, 2017
    Why “traditional values” are today at the core of national and international law and politics debates?
    Video interviews to some of the protagonists of the Workshop “Tradition and Traditionalisms Compared. A Joint Program of the Tradition Project and the Postsecular Conflicts Project” co-organized by the Centre for Religious Studies at the FBK Foundation.
  • May 26, 2017
    Race and Theology
    A VIDEO-message from prof. Leo D. Lefebure on "The Conflict of Social Innovations: Christian Theologies, Empires, and Modern Constructions of Race"
  • March 21, 2017
    L’arte di migrare | The art of migrating
    FBK-ISR is a partner of "The art of migrating" sponsored by the City of Riva del Garda in the framework of the 13th Action Week Against Racism from March 20 to March 26
  • February 2, 2017
    The 2017 FBK-ISR events: between religion and innovation
    The ISR Center promotes over 20 events dedicated not only to the scientific community, but also to a wider, lay audience, in order to promote a fruitful exchange of views and ideas on issues often topical, and to become a meeting point that can favor the growth of the entire community.
  • January 30, 2017
    FBK in “The Economist”
    Technology of language and religions. Trento-based Fondazione Bruno Kessler mentioned twice this month in the worldwide reknown weekly magazine.
  • January 4, 2017
    2017 Highlight Events
    Looks like 2017 will be an eventful year for Fondazione Bruno Kessler. Alongside the initiatives dedicated to the discussion on FBK's research topics, the attention to dissemination to a broad audience, as well as to collaborations with prestigious national and European organizations, remains high.
  • November 2, 2016
    How religions talk and talk to each other in the public sphere
    A conference in Trento in 2017 co-financed by the Universities of Berlin and Friburg and organized by FBK's Center for Religious Studies. The Humboldt-Universität of Berlin and the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität of Friburg will co-finance FBK’s Center for Religious Studies project entitled “Arguing religion”, and in particular an international conference to be held in Trento in June of next year.
  • October 25, 2016
    FBK and Religion Today Filmfestival
    Innovative event offered by FBK's Center for Religious Studies at the 2016 Religion Today Filmfestival in Trento warmly welcomed
  • October 2, 2016
    The Centre for Religious Studies goes to Parliament
    Lecture on radicalism and extremism, at Palazzo Montecitorio. The Committee invited researcher Maria Chiara Giorda as an expert of the subject to provide some clues about it and suggestions for the making of the bill to preventing violent fundamentalisms cases.
  • September 9, 2016
    Pope Francis and his reform: a meeting at Trento-based FBK
    This coming Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 5.00 pm, at Fondazione Bruno Kessler in via S. Croce 77 in Trento, three witnesses, Riccardo Cristiano, Rocco D'Ambrosio and Severino Dianich will discuss Pope Francis's debated pontificate that arouses expectations and concerns for the reform of the Church.