A major initiative of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies and international (primarily African) partners, the African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS) was officially launched the Second Conference on Law and Religion in Africa, held at Stellenbosch University in May 2014, with Prof dr Pieter Coertzen of Stellenbosch as President. ACLARS Steering Committee members include ICLRS Founding Director Cole Durham, and Rosalind Hackett, Mark Hill. Nico Horn, Nokuzola Mndende, Is-haq Oloyede, Mary Anne Plaatjies van Huffel, Kofi Quashigah, Jean-Baptiste Souru, W. Silunque, Johan van der Vyver, and Francois Venter. The Publications Committee is composed of M. Christian Green, Len Hansen, and Francois Venter, and the Membership Committee is David Jallah and Is-haq Oloyede. ICLRS Coordinator and Executive Assistant, Deborah Wright serves as manager of the ACLARS Secretariat.