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—John Milton


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26 July-9 August 2015. Second Balkan Summer School on Religion and Public Life, "Conversion and the Boundaries of Community", Faculty of Philosophy and History, The Paissiy Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

1-2 October 2015. First Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights, "Tolerance and respect: preventing and combating anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim hatred in Europe",  the European Commission, Brussels

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

15-19 October. 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions, Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions, Salt Lake City, Utah

17 October 2015.  INFORM Autumn Seminar, "Children, Minority Religions, and the Law", London School of Economics

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Image for <em>Religion and the Secular State: National Reports</em> now available in final form

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