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The abstracts of the main articles from the most recent past journal issue numbers are listed below. Issue Church-State Relationships: The authors offer a fourfold typology of such relationships: Erastianism, theocracy, cooperationist or hybrid systems and separation.
The reality is, however, that in the real world many countries exhibit what can best be described as mixed systems, with elements of more than one of the four types.
Moreover, any attempt to construct a typology must be approached with caution, since the result may be influenced by the socio-religious standpoint of the observer.
However, faith based legislative action is still appropriate in a secular state but it is necessary to be clear what is meant by secular. Where the state has the characteristics of impartial and justificatory secularism then faith based legislative action is appropriate at not only the level of civil society but also at the level of political society.
Thus faiths may seek to influence legislation not only at the level of public debate civil society but also at the level of political influence. Thus it is permissible to appeal to religious faiths in seeking to effect changes in the law.
Religion, Human Rights and the Council of Europe: There are, however, wider, unresolved questions as to the relationship between the Court and the judicial systems of the member states.
Religion and the state in the United States at the turn of the twenty-first century Durham, W.
It focuses on the decision in Smith where the Supreme Court jettisoned the 'compelling state interest' test and at its implications. It is argued, through a detailed analysis of decisions of state courts, that the effect of Smith has not, on the whole, been to weaken the protection given to religious belief by the Constitution.
Law and Religion in Latin America Pereira, Carmen Asiain 62 Due to the extent and complexity of the question of Freedom of Religion and Belief in Latin America, it will not be possible in this article to deal with the whole subject, and so the article will only focus on certain aspects regarding Law and Religion.
For this purpose, a perspective will be built over a tripod formed by Latin American history and reality, Latin American law - international and domestic - and current concerns for Freedom of Religion or Belief in Latin America.
It will begin by looking into general aspects concerning the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in South, Central and North America including Mexico. It will concentrate on some of the novelties drawn by legislation in the recently developing area of Law and Religion, as well as on some peculiarities, and on the reformation and updating processes that have been taking place during the last years.
Issue Catholic Education Costigane, Helen This article considers the role of the bishop with regard to what is taught in Catholic schools in England and Wales.
It looks at the history of religious education in state schools and then moves on to consider the relevant Canon Law provisions. Finally, it examines the debate on the 'Fit for Mission' document issued by Bishop O'Donoghue and the issue of proselytism or evangelisation. The Theology of Law of Norman Anderson McIlroy, David The Theology of Norman Anderson was developed over many years and this article looks at its main strands in the light of both Anderson's published and unpublished writings.
Anderson's work ranged over a very wide area covering themes such as law and grace, law and love, natural law, morality, law and freedom and the role of government. The article covers all of these and concludes by looking at Anderson's views on law and social justice, one area where the author finds that his thought might have been more fully developed.
British and Spanish legislation on abortion: It then looks at British legislation and concludes with a brief comparison. How far can religion affect employment? Dwyer, Christopher The Employment Equality Religion or Belief Regulations have generated a substantial amount of case law, much of which has been reported in the case notes section of this journal.
This article reviews the case law and also considers the impact of Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights. It concludes by offering some thoughts on points which have emerged.
The authors briefly introduce Buddhism and its founder Siddartha Gautama and then examine the key doctrinal positions of Buddhism before proceeding to examine a number of standard international law topics and assess or interpret them from a Buddhist perspective. Islam and English Law Sandberg, Russell 27 This paper attempts to delve behind the headlines and beyond the hysteria following a lecture on the relationship between Islam and English law by the Archbishop of Canterbury on 7th February Whilst the Archbishop's lecture was very theoretical, this article is much more practical.
Indeed, whereas his lecture was subtitled 'A Religious Perspective', this article may be subtitled 'A Legal Perspective'. It seeks to discuss the current legal position, not only to undermine the hullabaloo which has existed over the last two years, but also so that we can move forward.
Its thesis is that before any changes are made in any direction, we need to understand the current position as it is in the law books and as it is interpreted and used on the ground.
Hindu Law Menski, Werner 45 Hindu approaches to law are certainly identifiable as an ancient culture-specific cluster of identity-forming perceptions that can be described as 'Hindu', though that term itself, and its chequered history, remain heavily contested.
Even in India today, there are various attempts to deny a legitimate place to Hindu law, treating it as 'constructed', deeply discriminatory because of automatic associations with the caste system, and somewhat outdated for the post-enlightenment world because of its close association with religion.WHY CHRIST EMBASSY IS A CULT From my perspective, an organization can be said to be a cult from what it teaches and it's lifestyle.
We have seen that the essential teaching of CEC is WoF. Introduction. The question as to whether freedom of religion in all its aspects is adequately protected in any society can be answered by a careful examination of .
France guarantees freedom of religion as a constitutional right and the government generally respects this right in practice. A tradition of anticlericalism led the state to break its ties to the Catholic Church in and adopt a strong commitment to maintaining a totally secular public sector.
Issue Edmund Plowden and the Rule of Law (Longmore, Andrew) 5. This was a Reading by Master Andrew Longmore, Autumn Reader It is reprinted with the kind permission of the Masters of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
For an elaboration of those arguments, see Richard John Neuhaus, The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America () and Philip Hamburger, Separation of Church and State (). Some of the nation’s leading journalists gathered in Key West, Fla., in December for the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life’s biannual Faith Angle Conference on religion, politics and public life to look at the impact of religious voters in the election..
John Green, a senior fellow in religion and American politics at the Pew Forum, discussed how a small.