Current Call for Submissions

In addition to its regular content explaining and commenting on a wide range of topics, Canopy Forum also publishes thematic series addressing issues at the intersection of law and religion from a range of perspectives. These series explore important current concerns through a series of essays or other multimedia content published over the course of several days or weeks, and aim to spark further conversations among our readers about how best to think about and deliberate on these questions.

New Topics in Law and Religion

Canopy Forum seeks short articles and multimedia submissions that introduce our readers to new and emerging topics in law and religion. We are currently accepting submissions that address the following:

  • Relationships between law and religion in global perspective with topics including but not limited to immigration, education, policy-making, religious freedom or persecution, voting rights, family law, military conflict, the environment, or other issues pertaining to law, religion, and public policy
  • Other matters – historical or contemporary – that shed light on the intersections of law and religion 

Submissions will be considered for publication on a rolling basis. Submit your essay at

Please send general inquires and submit contributions to

Canopy Forum welcomes submissions from experts in the field(s) of law and religion, as well as other relevant disciplines, such as theology, ethics, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, political science, history, and other fields. Submissions should be between 1,500-2,500 words (though longer pieces may be considered) and written in a generally accessible style, with embedded links rather than footnotes for supporting materials. When referencing sources, we encourage contributors to use hyperlinks. Additionally, court decisions should be linked once to the first reference to that case, using the full case name (i.e., “In its recent ruling in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the Supreme Court held …”), and, whenever possible, link to the case’s page on the SCOTUS Religion Cases database. Academic papers and presentations should be adapted or rewritten accordingly.