Interactions Podcast

Interactions Podcast

The Interactions podcast, a podcast about the interactions between law and religion, is produced by the CSLR and distributed by Canopy Forum. Listen wherever you get your podcasts for article reads, roundtable discussions, and expert analysis.

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New Course on Restorative Justice

New Course on Restorative Justice

In this series of lectures, James W. McCarty delves into restorative justice as a dynamic global social movement seeking to transform harm. This course navigates the depths of encounter, dialogue, and storytelling as powerful tools of rehumanization.

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The Roles of Law, Religion and Housing

The Roles of Law, Religion and Housing

This virtual conference and essay series will explore global challenges of homelessness, housing policy and housing vulnerability. Read more on how to submit your proposal and essay.

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“Christians Shouldn’t Celebrate 303 Creative: A Perspective from the Missio Dei” by David W. Opderbeck

Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia by Peter H. on Pixabay. Many Christians celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision in 303 Creative, LLC v. Elenis as a bulwark against coercion. In 303 Creative, the Supreme Court held that a Christian web designer has a First Amendment free speech right to refuse service to couples seeking

“Death Sentence and Imprisonment under Nigerian Blasphemy Laws” by Georgia du Plessis

“Okotie Eboh Street, Lagos, Nigeria” by Obinna Okerekeocha on Unsplash. Blasphemy is the “act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God” and laws upholding blasphemy as a crime fail to respect the human right to freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu (also known as Deborah Samuel) was

“Buildings of Worship as Cultural Heritage in Italy – New Scenarios for the Management and Reuse of Catholic Churches Between Canon Law and State Law” By Davide Dimodugno

Buildings of Worship as Cultural Heritage in Italy – New Scenarios for the Management and Reuse of Catholic Churches Between Canon Law and State LawDavide Dimodugno Excerpted and translated from Gli edifici di culto come beni culturali in Italia. Nuovi scenari per la gestione e il riuso delle chiese cattoliche tra diritto canonico e diritto statale

“‘60s Dreaming: Social Uplift Aims and Contradictions” by R. Drew Smith

“Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.” Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd on Unsplash. O n August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial a speech that 60 years later possesses enduring significance for the struggle to achieve equal social opportunity as delineated within America’s founding principles. In the

“AI and Jewish Law: Seeing How ChatGPT 4.0 Looks at a Novel Issue – Part III” by Michael J. Broyde

“Artificial Intelligence” from Pixabay (License) This essay is the third installment of a three-part series by the author on Jewish law and AI. This third and final installment is a compilation of general resources on law and AI at the time of this writing in June 2023. Read the first and second installments in this

“AI and Jewish Law: Seeing How ChatGPT 4.0 Looks at a Novel Issue – Part II” by Michael J. Broyde

“Artificial Intelligence” from Pixabay (License) This essay is the second installment of a three-part series by the author on this topic. Read the first and third installments in this series. I suspect that this field of AI reasoning is a mix between the ability of the engine to process and the available data it has

“AI and Jewish Law: Seeing How ChatGPT 4.0 Looks at a Novel Issue – Part I” by Michael J. Broyde

“Artificial Intelligence” from Pixabay (License) This essay is the first installment of a three-part series by the author on this topic. Read the second and third installments in this series. In a forthcoming article, “May a Kohen in a Same Sex Relationship Duchen,” I analyze whether a man in a same-sex relationship may engage in

“An Illustrative Approach to Religious Freedom Violations in Nigeria” by Dennis P. Petri

Lagos, Nigeria by Nupo Deyon Daniel on Unsplash. Nigeria is a multi-ethnic and culturally diverse federation of 36 autonomous states and the Federal Capital Territory. The political landscape is partly dominated by the ruling All Progressives Congress party (APC), which controls the executive arm of government and holds majority seats at both the Senate and

“Religion and Identity in an Age of Individualization” by Ted A. Smith

Religion and Identity in an Age of IndividualizationTed A. Smith Excerpted from The End of Theological Education by Ted A. Smith (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company). Reprinted by permission of the publisher. Individualized Religion Social theorists have sometimes described modernity as relegating religion to the private sphere. A range of legal and cultural disestablishments did unhook religion

“POWR Talk: What does Islam say about democracy?” by Courtney Freer

Picture of The Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria by James Gordon (CC BY 2.0) This article is part of our “Reassessing Democracy: Contemporary Perspectives” series. If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Since the 9.11 attacks and subsequent Global War on Terror, one of the major fields of study related to