Advance access to the first issue of The Oxford Journal of Law and Religion is now available online, with print publication to follow shortly. The issue features case notes by ICLRS Managing Editor Donlu Thayer and by ICLRS Research Advisors Joseph Hepworth and Keith J. Allred. A note about the recently decided Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC case by ICLRS Associate Director Elizabeth A. Clark, a principal drafter of the Center's amicus brief in the case, is also set for the first volume.
Three members of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies participate in the production of the Journal: Center Director W. Cole Durham, Jr. is among five international scholars who serve as Editors-in-Chief. Others are Malcolm Evans, University of Bristol (UK); Silvio Ferrari, Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy); Julian Rivers, University of Bristol (UK); and Gerhard Robbers, Universität Trier (Germany). The Journal's Managing Editor is Peter Petkoff, of Brunel Law School, London, and Regent's Park College, University of Oxford (UK). Donlu Thayer serves as Case Note Editor along with Jessica Giles (Oxford) and Cristiana Cianitto (Milan), as well as Samantha Knights (Matrix Chambers) and Javier Oliva (Manchester Law School). Center Associate Director Brett Scharffs is a member of the Journal's international advisory board.
Oxford Journal of Law and Religion presents a range of articles treating social, legal, and political issues involving the relationship between law and religion in society. Expert contributors offer comparative law perspectives on the relationship between religion and state institutions, track developments regarding human and constitutional rights to freedom of religion or belief, and explore the relationship between religious and secular legal systems. The Journal also provides a forum for empirical work on the place of religion in society and other salient areas where law and religion interact, such as theology, legal and political theory, legal history, and philosophy.