Chair for Law & Religions
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.
Church Law Society - Prague
The Church Law Society is a registered association, founded in 1994 at the School of Law of Charles University in Prague/Czech Republic. The aim of the Society is to support study and research in the fields of church law, religion law, legal history of churches and related branches of law. The Society consists of the Prague, Brno, Olomouc and Stribro local groups. The Society has 500 members (1st January 2020). It is a collective member of the Czech Christian Academy (Prague), registered association (1995), and a member of the Council of Scientific Societies of the Czech Republic (2014). The Society fulfils the role of the legal section of the Czech Christian Academy. The Society consists of students, teachers, scholars, lawyers from various fields of practice, employees of spiritual administration of various churches and those interested in various professions. It is built on the principle of respect and friendly relations with churches and other religious communities. Membership in the Society is not dependent on affiliation to a church or any other religious community.
CLR Forum
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
Consejo Argentino para la Libertad Religiosa
The Argentine Council for Religious Freedom (CALIR) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2002, with the objective to promote and guarantee the right to freedom of religion and conscience more effectively. Members of CALIR include jurists, researchers, and other persons of renown for their contributions to this fundamental right. Members belong to distinct religious confessions and traditions; however, they do not represent those confessions institutionally.
Consorcio Latinoamericano de Libertad Religiosa
The Consorcio Latinoamericano de Libertad Religiosa was founded in Lima (Peru) in 2000. It aims to be a “permanent reflecting and counselling forum to Latinamerican actors on the religious issue” and it is specially focused on “continental unity in the juridical criteria concerning the right of religious freedom and the relations between Church and State” (Acta de Constitución, Lima 22 de septiembre de 2000). Its members are scholars of different Latin American countries, such as law professors from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay; some scholars from USA and Europe also belongs to it as extraordinary members. The main association activity is the annual meeting; the last Colloquium (2007) was held in Bogotá, and the previous ones took place in Río de Janeiro (2006), México D.F. (2005), Santiago (2004), Buenos Aires (2003), Valparaíso (2002), Lima (Peru, 2000). The Mexican, Chilean and Peruvian proceedings have been fully published, the proceedings of the Buenos Aires meeting were partially published. A book on religious freedom in Latin America is forthcoming. In the Consorcio website there are some articles in PDF format, and a data bank on law and religion.

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