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Religious Organizations and the Law (“the Treatise”)

20080731 0 The treatise Religious Organizations and the Law (Second Edition 2017) is a comprehensive work originated by William W. Bassett, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, has been updated annually since 1997 and in 2012 expanded to 4000 pages in four volumes. The greatly expanded...

Keynote Speakers: Secretary Michael Leavitt and Professor Doctor Zhou Xinping

20081215 0 Participants in the Fifteenth Annual Symposium were privileged to enjoy the remarks of keynote speakers Michael O. Leavitt, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Doctor Zhou Xinping, Director of the Institute of World Religions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Center for the Study...

Judge Jordan Delivers Closing Remarks at 2008 Annual Symposium

20090203 0 The Center was privileged to hear from Judge Kent A. Jordan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit at the Concluding Dinner for the Washington, D.C., portion of the 2008 Annual Symposium. These remarks on October 9, 2008, served as the perfect close to...

W. Cole Durham Receives International First Freedom Award

20090129 0 W. Cole Durham, Jr., Director of ICLRS and Susa Young Gates Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, traveled to Virginia on January 15, 2009, to accept the prestigious International First Freedom Award. Each year, the Richmond-based First Freedom Center selects one recipient for each...

ECtHR Decides Headscarf Case, Dogru and Others v. France

20090123 0 December 2008 – Strasbourg On 4 December 2008, the European Court of Human Rights decided the Case of Dogru and Others v. France. Belgin Dogru and Esma-Nur Kervanci are French nationals who were expelled from school for wearing a headscarf during physical education and sports classes. They brought suit...

Upcoming Conferences

20090122 1 January 22-24, 2009 First ICLARS Congress on “Relations Between States and Religions: Patterns in the 21st Century.” University of Milan, Milan, Italy www.iclars.org March 12-14, 2009 Conference on “‘Civil Religion’ in the United States and Europe: Four Comparative Perspectives,” sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion...

First ICLARS Congress Held, 22-24 January 2009

20090122 0 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.”...

Actions of the European Court of Human Rights, November 2008

20081230 0 November 2008 – Strasbourg The European Court of Human Rights notified in writing nine Chamber judgments on Tuesday 18 November 2008 and ten judgments on Thursday 20 November 2008. Religious defamation by units of the German government was the object of a significant decision released on the 6th...

European Parliament Holds Conference on Traditional and State Churches in Europe

20081223 0 August 2008 – Brussels The European Parliament held a conference in Brussels, Belgium, on August 27- 29, 2008, for members of the Parliament. The conference, extending over three days, continued a theme from a similar event held in December 2004, just six months after ten eastern European nations...

Summer Research Fellows 2009

20081205 0 Bonnie Alldredge – Salt Lake City, USA Stephanie Barclay – Frankfurt, Germany Cory M. Davidson – Accra, Ghana Amanda Eccles – Hong Kong, China Elsa Jacobsen – Salt Lake City, USA Tyler LaMarr – Frankfurt, Germany Eli McCann – Moscow, Russia Rachel A. Miller – São Paulo, Brazil...