Canopy Forum is a digital publication from the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University that produces expert analysis to the broader community of digital consumers: citizens, scholars, lawyers, clergy, journalists, policy makers, and more. Browse our content by topic here, or see our complete list of articles below.


December 2019


“Affirmation of Baptismal Faith in the Context of Gender Transition” by Christopher Grout

Transgender Rights, Bathroom Bills, and the Families of Transgender Youth: A Conversation with Director Vlada Knowlton

“Faith in Medicare for All” by Fran Quigley


November 2019


“Rawlsian Public Reason and Religious Leadership of Public Officials” by M. Christian Green

“The Problem with the Peace Cross” by Adam McDuffie

“Brexit in Context” by Allen D. Kowalczyk

“Immigration and Religious Identity in American Law” by Adina Jocelyn Langer

“More, Not Less, Religion May Be a Cure for America’s Political Ills” by Shlomo C. Pill

“Keeping the Faith: What Secular Law Has Taught Me About Religion” by Halim Dhanidina


October 2019


“What can Islam Teach Us About the Separation of Church and State?” by Shlomo C. Pill

“The Ordination of Transgender Candidates in the Church of England” by Christopher Grout

“Muslim Americans and Citizenship: Between the Ummah and the USA” by Saeed A. Khan

“Locke’s Toleration in America” by Craig Walmsley

“Precedent in Doubt?: Brown v. Board of Education in Recent Judicial Confirmations” by M. Christian Green

“Spiritual Influences on the Law” by Rafael Domingo

“Three Myths about Religion and Politics” (Part 3) by Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

“Three Myths about Religion and Politics” (Part 2) by Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

“Three Myths about Religion and Politics” (Part 1) by Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

“A New Direction in Law and Religion” by Canopy Forum Editorial Staff

“What’s the Story with the First U.S. Court Case on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting?” by Kristina Arriaga

“Moral Leadership: A Vocation For the Next Generation” by Robert M. Franklin