Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Summer Academy in Law and Religion 2014

The Second Annual Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Summer Academy, which took place 23-27 June 2014 at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK, was enjoyed by more than 100 participants and presenters from 20 countries. The summer academy is a major international event which brings together leading academics, policy makers, international officials, and practicing lawyers working in the field of law, religion, and international relations. This year’s event included a number of parliamentarians and other government officials, editors of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, members of clergy, representatives of NGOs and think-tanks, academics and organizational researchers, as well as students, publishers, journalists, and other visitors.

Four keynote addresses were delivered during the Academy, by Baroness Elizabeth Berridge, Member, House of Lords, and Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom of Religion or Belief of the British Parliament; Professor Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, and Commissioner, United State Commission on International Religious Freedom; Professor Paul Fiddes, Professor of Systematic Theology in the University of Oxford and formerly Principal of Regent’s Park College and Chairman of the Theology Faculty, and Professor Marie-Claire Foblets, Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany, and Professor of Law at the Catholic University of Leuven/Louvain, where she was formerly Head of the Institute for Migration Law and Legal Anthropology.

Some important documents relevant to the discussion may be found at the links below: