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2019 dates of Harold J. Berman Forum in Law and Religion: Public lectures on “Pursuing the Common Good: Constitutional Values, Human Diversity, and the Challenge of Puralism”

On February 18, Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, will deliver the lecture, “The Broader Implications of Masterpiece Cakeshop.”
On March 25, Stanley Fish, Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law at Florida International University, will deliver the lecture, “Liberalism, Pluralism and the Religion Clause: A Total Mess.”
On March 26, Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church and Professor of Religion and Society at Harvard University will deliver the lecture, “Freedom for What? The Underside of Religious Protections in the Black Freedom Struggle.”
On March 27, Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at University of Edinburgh, will deliver the lecture “Doing God in Europe: The Limits of Law and Pluralism.”

Recent Books

Christianity And Criminal Law.

Edited By: Mark Hill QC, Norman Doe, RH Helmholz and John Witte, Jr. This collection, by leading legal scholars, presents historical, theological, philosophical, and legal perspectives on Christianity and Criminal Law. The book will be an invaluable resource for students and academics working in the areas of Law and Religion, Legal Philosophy and Theology.

Law, Religion and COVID-19 Emergency

The health emergency caused by the contagious virus SARS-CoV-2 is having many consequences also on religious rules – more broadly for the difficulties raising from the possible contradiction between the respect for the measures taken by civil authorities and religious rules. International law allows for the limitation? of the right to religious freedom on the grounds of protection of public health, and we are witnessing a situation of unprecedented restrictions on the global scale. As scholars engaged in the study of the legal regulation of the religious phenomenon, we have wanted to create a space to collect documents, comments and other useful materials related to the emergency, in order to assess the outcomes of the normative choices made by civil and religious authorities.