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Welcome to the Site of the Religion and Law Consortium

Welcome to an ever-developing Internet site for researchers seeking information related to freedom of conscience, religion, or belief. We welcome you to browse the site to discover its functions.

  • International Headline News, posted daily. New users, subscribe to a daily e-mail digest at the Create Account link above. Current site users: Sign in to your account and click User Account to select Subscription Services.
  • Countries: documents, court cases, conference reports, news, and other items related to each of the world's countries.
  • International Organizations: documents produced by major governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental organizations. 
  • Topics: documents in our database organized by topics related to freedom of religion or belief.

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21-24 June 2015. Oxford Conference"Magna Carta and Freedom of Religion or Belief" (Oxford, UK) REGISTRATION FORM  

6-8 July 2015.  Religious Freedom Annual Review, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

26 July-9 August 2015. Balkan Summer School on Religion and Public Life.

4-7 October 2015. 22nd Annual International Law and Religion Symposium: "Religion, Law, and Social Stability" Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

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Professor Javier Martínez-Torrón of the Law Faculty of Complutense University in Madrid, and Professor W. Cole Durham, Jr., Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, General Reporters for the topic "Religion and the Secular State" for The 18th Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, along with Donlu Thayer, project editor, are pleased to announce the publication in final form of the National Reports prepared on this topic.

The Congress is the once-every-four-years meeting of the experts of the International Academy of Comparative Law. The 18th Congress, held in Washington, DC, in July 2010, was the first Congress of this 90-year-old Academy to be held in the United States. The Reports prepared on the the topic... more

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The International Center for Law and Religion Studies is pleased to announce the topic for the 22nd Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, to be held October 4-7 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  Invited international experts in law and religion will speak to the topic "Religion, Law, and Social Stability."  Sub-themes will be "Religious Exemptions from Generally Applicable Laws"; "Religion, the Rule of Law, and Social Stability"; and "Religion and Violence."

Symposium sessions are open to the public, free of charge, space permitting.... more

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo's Constitution of 2005 with Amendments through 2011, submitted by Dr. Joseph Yav
  • Case from South Africa: Ecclesia De Lange v The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (726/13) [2014] ZASCA 151 (29 September 2014)
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