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“Ghosts of Law and Religion: The Paranormal Fascination and the Bounds of Knowledge and Experience” by M. Christian Green

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“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

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“California Dreamin’ on Caste” by Prakash Shah

Meeting between Indian Prime Minister Modi and Vice President Harris, from Office of the Vice President of the United States (CC0). The legislative proposal, Senate Bill no. 403, has been approved overwhelmingly by the California Senate and awaits the assent of the State Assembly. It would amend several existing laws on discrimination in California to

“Religious Diversity in Europe: Mediating the Past to the Young” by Riho Altnurme, Elena Arigita, and Patrick Pasture

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“Sacrifice and Conversion in the Early Modern Atlantic World” by Maria Berbara

Sacrifice and Conversion in the Early Modern Atlantic WorldMaria Berbara The following is an adapted excerpt from Sacrifice and Conversion in the Early Modern Atlantic World, edited by Maria Berbara. Available now from Harvard University Press. Sacrifice and Conversion in the Early Modern Atlantic World investigates the transit of texts, music, images, rituals and ideas

“Acarajé, Religious Attire, and Conflict in Brazil” by Danielle Boaz

 Baianas de Acarajé / October 18, 2007 / Wikimedia Commons This article is part of our “Clothed in Religion: Law and Religious Attire/Garb” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. The government of Brazil has widely recognized and protected acarajé — a food that originates from Candomblé (an Afro-Brazilian religion), as