Annual Symposium 2002: “New Impulses in the Interaction of Law and Religion”

BYU Law Review Volume 2003, No. 2

The Ninth Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, “New Impulses in the Interaction of Law and Religion,” led to a wide variety of interesting articles. This volume addresses topics ranging from two views of French secularism to Islam in the Global Society to adjudicating religious asylum claims after the International Religious Freedom Act. Other articles deal with religion and law in China, Turkey, Serbia, Peru, Belarus, the South Pacific, and Fiji.


  • Secularism and French Religious Liberty: A Sociological and Historical View, Jean Bauberot
  • A Brief Overview of Law and Religion in the People’s Republic of China, Chen Huanzhong
  • State, Islam, and Religious Liberty in Modern Turkey: Reconfiguration of Religion in the Public Sphere, Talip Kucukcan
  • Islam and the Global Society: A Religious Approach to Modernity, Charles McDaniel
  • Standing with the Persecuted: Adjudicating Religious Asylum Claims After the Enactment of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, Craig B. Mousin 
  • New Impulses in the Interaction of Law and Religion: A South Pacific Perspective, Don Paterson
  • Achievements and Future Goals of the Government of Serbia in the Field of Religious Freedom, Dusan Rakitic
  • Religious Liberty and French Secularism, Jacques Robert
  • New Impulses in the Interaction of Law and Religion: The Fiji Human Rights Commission in Context, Shaista Shameem
  • Reflections on the Right to Religious Freedom in Peru, Carlos Valderrama Adriansen
  • The Relationship of Church and State in Belarus: Legal Regulation and Practice, Alexander Vashkevich


  • Russia’s War on Political and Religious Extremism: An Appraisal of the Law “On Counteracting Extremist Activity”, J. Brian Gross