The Centre for the Study of Law and Religion was established in 2006 to provide a focus for the research interests of a several members of staff and students. The work of the Centre is divided into research themes, of which there are currently four: Religious Rights in International Law; European Union and Religion; Religious Associations Law; Jewish Law.
The Center for Religious Freedom of the Faculty of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile was created in 2005 for the study, analysis and promotion of religious freedom from a legal perspective. As a unique initiative in the country, it aims to be a national icon in this area. Three of its main functions are: investigation (as a legal observatory collecting all kinds of norms and related proposed laws), teaching (in pre and post degrees), and extension (inside as well as outside the University field). A description of its activities is provided in a monthly newsletter distributed by mail to people who have signed in.
The Chair for Law & Religions, of the Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve) has three main integrated goals in a interdisciplinary perspective : (a) Teaching, researching and expertising in Belgian, European and International Law about Religions and States, Religious Freedom, and non discrimination policies. (b) Teaching, researching and expertising in Comparative Religious Normative Systems (c) An interdisciplinary approach for a better assessment of legal issues improved by a scientific perspective on Religious Studies, in cooperation with labs, centers and programs specialized in anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology and also in theologies.
The Church Law Society is a society, which was founded in the Academic Year 1994/1995 by students and teachers of the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague. Its aim is to support the study and work in Church Law, State Ecclesiastical Law and in other subjects in connection with Church Law. The Society is a place of intergration of students and teachers and also general public, who are interested in these subjects. The Society is founded on friendly relations with churches and religious societies, its members are members of various religious beliefs. The Society is also open to the people without any religious belief. As of 1 February 2016, the Society has 457 members from various parts of the Czech Republic and also from abroad. The Church Law Society issues the Church Law Review, three issues yearly and arranges lectures on Church and State Ecclesiastical Law (cycle Affects of Law in Church and Society) with participation of leading persons of science of Church Law and State Ecclesiastical Law from Czech Republic and from abroad. The ChLS arranges at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University international conferences about State Ecclesiastical Law. Local chapter of the ChLS in Brno arranges at the Faculty of Law of the Masaryk University in Brno national conferences The State and the Church.
CLR Forum is the online resource of the Center for Law and Religion (CLR) at St. John’s University School of Law. It provides a comprehensive compilation of new law and religion scholarship – the latest American law review scholarship as well as foreign and comparative pieces and new books in law and religion. It also provides helpful commentary by CLR faculty and student fellows on law and religion issues in the news and around the web and a useful list of links to law and religion research centers, blogs, and news sites.
Established in 2010, CLR engages in the study of law and religion from domestic, international and comparative perspectives. It hosts academic programs in the United States and abroad in order to advance the following goals:
* Examine the role of law in the relationship between religion and the state
* Explore the concept of law in different religious traditions
* Promote St. John’s Vincentian mission by encouraging an open dialogue on law and religion in the local, national and international communities