The ICLARS Series on Law and Religion is designed to provide a forum for the rapidly expanding field of research in law and religion. The series is published in association with the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, an international network of scholars and experts of law and religion founded in 2007 with the aim of providing a place where information, data and opinions can easily be exchanged among members and made available to the broader scientific community (www.iclars.org). The series aims to become a primary source for students and scholars while presenting authors with a valuable means to reach a wide and growing readership.
The series editors are currently welcoming proposals for this new series on any matter falling under ‘law and religion’ widely defined. Collections arising from important conferences and events are welcome as well as monographs by both established names and new voices (including monographs based on doctoral dissertations). Also of interest are interdisciplinary works and studies of particular jurisdictions.
The Church and Employment Law A Comparative Analysis of The Legal Status of Clergy and Religious Workers
Religious Minorities, Islam and the Law International Human Rights and Islamic Law in Indonesia
Dignity and International Human Rights Law An Introduction to the Punta del Este Declaration on Human Dignity for Everyone Everywhere
Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference
By John Duddington
December 16, 2022
This book examines the current law on the employment status of ministers of religion and suggests reforms in this area of the law to meet the need for ministers to be given a degree of employment protection. The work considers the constant theme in Christian history that the clergy should not be ...
By W. Cole Durham, Jr., Javier Martínez-Torrón, Donlu D Thayer
August 29, 2022
This book examines major conceptual challenges confronting freedom of religion or belief in contemporary settings. The volume brings together chapters by leading experts from law, religious studies, and international relations, who provide perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic. At a time ...
By Al Khanif
April 29, 2022
This book examines the legal conundrum of reconciling international human rights law in a Muslim majority country and identifies a trajectory for negotiating the protection of religious minorities within Islam. The work explores the history of religious minorities within Islam in Indonesia, which ...
By Burkhard Josef Berkmann
February 23, 2022
Comparative law of religions has developed in recent years as a new discipline at the intersection of legal and religious science, of theology and anthropology. This book presents a systematic theoretical basis for this new discipline. While law is mostly associated with the state, many religions ...
By Nedim Begović, Emir Kovačević
December 29, 2021
This book explores relations between state, religion and law in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Historically, multi-religiousness has been a constant feature of the Bosnian polity, from its creation in 12th century until modern times. Since the middle of the 19th Century, Catholics have tended to ...
By Brett G. Scharffs, Ewelina U. Ochab
October 26, 2021
The Punta del Este Declaration, and this book dedicated to elaborating upon it, is devoted to exploring the ways that human dignity for everyone everywhere can be a useful tool in helping to address the challenges and strains facing human rights in the world today. In 2018, an initiative was ...
By Daniele Ferrari
August 13, 2021
This volume presents a systematic collection of the various international legal sources that define the rights of religious minorities.In a time of increasing tensions around religious minorities, this volume presents a systematic collection of international and European documents on the protection...
By Kyriaki Topidi
August 06, 2020
Religion is a prominent legal force despite the premise constructed and promoted by Western constitutionalism that it must be separated from the State in democracies. Education constitutes an area of human life that leaves ample scope for the expression of religious identity and shapes the citizens...
By W. Cole Durham, Jr., Donlu D. Thayer
June 30, 2020
We live in an increasingly pluralized world. This sociological reality has become the irreversible destiny of humankind. Even once religiously homogeneous societies are becoming increasingly diverse. Religious freedom is modernity’s most profound if sometimes forgotten answer to the resulting ...
By Alberto Melloni, Francesca Cadeddu
June 30, 2020
The book profiles some of the macro and micro factors that have impact on European religious literacy. It seeks to understand religious illiteracy and its effects on the social and political milieu through the framing of the historical, institutional, religious, social, juridical and educational ...
By Lori G. Beaman
April 15, 2020
This book explores the recent trend toward the transformation of religious symbols and practices into culture in Western democracies. Analyses of three legal cases involving religion in the public sphere are used to illuminate this trend: a municipal council chamber; a town hall; and town board ...
By Seth Tweneboah
October 04, 2019
Applying a legal pluralist framework, this study examines the complex interrelationships between religion, law and politics in contemporary Ghana, a professedly secular State characterised by high levels of religiosity. It aims to explore legal, cultural and moral tensions created by overlapping ...