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.
  • News Articles:occasional postings concerning issues and events of interest.
  • 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.

The site is a work in continuous progress, and we welcome your input. Feel free to Give Feedback using the link on the top right of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Country Profiles for:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, DR Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Republic of Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam

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15-18 September 2014. CEC/KU Leuven Summer School on Human Rights. Topic: Theology and Human Rights, Freedom of Religion of Belief for All. Held at the Serbian Academy of Science.

17 September 2014. Buddhist Peacebuilders and Fresh Challenges in AsiaBerkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

19 September 2014. The Things that Make for Peace: International Day of Peace SymposiumU.S. Federation for Middle East Peace, at Church Center for the United Nations 777 UN Plaza (44th St. and 1st Ave.), New York. 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Sept. 15 to Cayman Mitchell at: cmitchell@unitedmethodistwomen.org.

23 September 2014Law and Religion Seminar sponsored by the Human Rights Center of Ghent University in Belgium. If you would like to attend please register by emailing Lourdes Peroni at hrcevent@ugent.be.

24 September 2014. Faith and Feminism: A Critical ConversationBerkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., St. Regis Hotel, Washington, D.C.

5-7 October 2014. 21st Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, "Varieties of Secularism, Religion, and the Law", Brigham Young University Law School, Provo, Utah.