“Review of John Witte’s ‘The Blessings of Liberty'” by Nicholas Wolterstorff

The Blessings of Liberty by John Witte Reviewed by Nicholas Wolterstorff In the course of his long and distinguished career as a legal historian, John Witte, Jr. – who holds a named professorship at Emory University and is director of the university’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion – has authored and co-authored

“Religious Exemption Laws & the Conservative Legal Movement” by Elizabeth Reiner Platt

The contemporary debate around the right to free exercise of religion — and its limits — focuses overwhelmingly on conservative Christian beliefs about sex, gender, marriage, and reproduction. This is understandable given the vast resources and focus that the Christian right has placed on gaining religious exemptions from laws that advance LGBTQ nondiscrimination and reproductive

“A Legal Analysis of Religious Arbitration” by Ronald Colombo

A virtual conference sponsored by Canopy Forum of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory (CSLR) featuring scholars, experts and practitioners on the topic of religious arbitration. View the full video and browse all essays here. “A Legal Analysis of Religious Arbitration” Ronald Colombo Religious arbitration is on the rise in the

“American Religious Support for COVID Protocols, and Public Values” by R. Drew Smith

Though the COVID health emergency within the U.S. seems to be lessening in intensity, the occurrence of 35,000 COVID hospitalizations per day and 12,000 deaths per week during early March 2022 shows that the crisis is clearly not over.  Widespread resistance to public protocols and mandates aimed at halting the spread of the virus has

“Sincerely Held: American Secularism and Its Believers” by Charles McCrary

Sincerely Held: American Secularism and Its Believers by Charles McCrary The following material is excerpted and lightly adapted from the introduction and eighth chapter of Sincerely Held: American Secularism and Its Believers (Chicago 2022). In 2020, legislators in Iowa introduced a bill that would define the phrase “bona fide religious purpose,” from the state’s 1965

“Limiting Oppression: Duress and Unconscionability in Islamic Law” by Rabea Benhalim

A virtual conference sponsored by Canopy Forum of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory (CSLR) featuring scholars, experts and practitioners on the topic of religious arbitration. View the full video and browse all essays here. “Limiting Oppression: Duress and Unconscionability in Islamic Law” Rabea Benhalim “Indeed, God orders justice and beauty

“Proposal for a Muslim American Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation Center” by Abed Awad and Lee Ann Bambach

A virtual conference sponsored by Canopy Forum of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory (CSLR) featuring scholars, experts and practitioners on the topic of religious arbitration. View the full video and browse all essays here. “Proposal for a Muslim American Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation Center” Abed Awad Lee Ann Bambach

“Secular Law and Equity in Beth Din Decisions” by Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann

A virtual conference sponsored by Canopy Forum of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory (CSLR) featuring scholars, experts and practitioners on the topic of religious arbitration. View the full video and browse all essays here. “Secular Law and Equity in Beth Din Decisions” Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann While recently reading the introduction

“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s religious liberty opinions won’t bother most American Jews” by Michael Helfand

President Biden has nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill Justice Breyer’s seat on the Supreme Court. The nomination is no doubt historic: If confirmed, Judge Jackson would be the third Black Supreme Court justice and first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. When it comes to matters of church and state, issues

“Guiding Christians to the Best Conciliation Process and Preparing Them to Participate Well in It” by Candace McCune

A virtual conference sponsored by Canopy Forum of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory (CSLR) featuring scholars, experts and practitioners on the topic of religious arbitration. View the full video and browse all essays here. “Guiding Christians to the Best Conciliation Process and Preparing Them to Participate Well in It” Candace