“Law and the Christian Tradition in Modern Russia” Foreword by John Witte, Jr.

Law and the Christian Tradition in Modern Russiaedited by Paul Valliere and Randall A. Poole This volume is part of a 50-volume series on “Great Christian Jurists in World History,” presenting the interaction of law and Christianity through the biographies of 1,000 legal figures of the past two millennia. Commissioned by the Center for the

“Moral Reflections on 21st Century Tax Policy Trends” by Susan Pace Hamill

Moral Reflections on 21st Century Tax Policy Trends Susan Pace Hamill Tax policy, an important ethical issue that every voting citizen and public office holder must address, boils down to defining the amount of tax revenues needed and deciding how the burden for paying taxes should be allocated among taxpayers enjoying different levels of income

“Framing Tax Enforcement Against the Poor Through Catholic Social Teaching” by W. Edward Afield

Framing Tax Enforcement Against the Poor Through Catholic Social Teaching W. Edward Afield What makes for just tax policy? As Professor Hamill observes in her Canopy Forum piece on the estate tax, tax policy “is ultimately a justice-based ethical issue” that naturally connects to the values underlying a citizen’s perception of justice. Law and religion

“Moses, Jesus, and Einstein and Those Who Hate Them” by Timothy P. Jackson

Moses, Jesus, and Einstein and Those Who Hate Them A Contextualizing and Summary of Mordecai Would Not Bow Down: Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and Christian Supersessionism Timothy P. Jackson Moses and Albert Einstein embodied a singular Judaic genius. Both men pointed out the intimate connection between realities typically considered separate if not adversarial, with Einstein doing

“Secular Corporations, Religious Subjects” by Isaac A. Weiner

What is a religious corporation? After a number of high profile U.S. Supreme Court decisions over the past decade, this question has assumed great significance as the religious corporation has come to occupy a powerful space of exemption in U.S. law. The “ministerial exception,” for example, as elaborated in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School

“Freedoms, Religion, Family, and Public Policy: A Global Perspective” by Grzegorz Blicharz

Freedoms, Religion, Family, and Public Policy: A Global PerspectiveGrzegorz Blicharz An Overview by Grzegorz Blicharz This series of books was published by the Institute of Justice in Warsaw as part of the Public Order Protection Project. The Institute of Justice of Warsaw is a public research center subordinate to the Polish Minister of Justice which

“COVID-19 and The Family: Drawing Good and Sacramentality Out of Evil” by Marguerite Spencer

My query began with an observation. During the first spring of the COVID-19 pandemic when we were required to maintain small circles, why was I seeing such large family groupings riding bikes or throwing the ball around on open greenspace? Then it struck me. The answer was quite simple. These are families that have learned,