First ICLARS Congress Held, 22-24 January 2009

The International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS) is an “international association of scholars and experts of law and religion” which seeks to “become the reference point and liaison for all who are interested in the international and comparative dimensions of the relations between states and religions.” ICLARS works to organize conferences, publish newsletters, and run a website to provide up-to-date information about the Consortium. The First ICLARS Congress was held on January 22-24, 2009, at the University of Milan, Italy. The Congress addressed “Law and Religion in the 21st Century: Relations Between States and Religious Communities.”