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Law & Religion

Links to constitutional issues of religious freedom and church/state relations are included here (primarily for Canada and the U.S.), as well as sites relating to specific bodies of religious law. Some sites also contain background information on major world religions.

Canada, the United States and Comparative Constitutional Law

Selected Bibliography on Law and Religion by Alvin Esau, Professor of Law, University of Manitoba Extensive bibliography of mainly print resources reflecting Canada's current religious diversity.
Date Last Visitied: January 26, 2007

Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association

Articles and links monitoring the religious freedom and tolerance for Muslims in a Canadian context.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Religious Tolerance site, Law Related to Religion

Maintained by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (OCRT), with links to laws regarding church-state separation and human rights.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Emory Law Library, Electronic Reference Desk : Law by Subject : Law and Religion

Provides a comprehensive list of links and resources pertaining to law and religion, including links to related organizations.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Academic Info, Law and Legal Research: Law and Religion

U.S.-based site for links relating to church-state issues, Native American religious issues, and U.S. Supreme Court cases. Links to historic documents and comparative and international sites such as the Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association (see above ) and the Inter-Faith Working Group Online, carrying news about religious freedom and church-state issues worldwide.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Freedom of Religion: First Amendment Rights and Religious Tolerance in the USA

U.S. Law-related links mounted as part of an excellent set of world religion links at the University of Florida. See below under "General background sites."
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

LawMoose World Legal Resource Center: Internet Law Library, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights: Religion and Government

Links to U.S. cases, foreign laws and constitutions, and organizations advocating religious civil liberties.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

ABA 1999 Higher Education Conference: Law, Religion and the Moral Order

Excellent list of U.S. links on pluralism and religious freedom.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff Law School, University of Cardiff, Wales, U.K.

Links to a newsletter and publications for religious issues in the U.K.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

General Background

Religious Rights Bibliography (UNESCO)

UNESCO MOST bibliography and links on religious rights in international law.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Religion/Religious Studies (from the University of Florida)

Comprehensive, well-organized links to information and texts of the world's religions. Maintained by Professor G. Thursby at the University of Florida.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Harvard University Pluralism Project

"The Pluralism Project was developed by Diana L. Eck at Harvard University to study and document the growing religious diversity of the United States, with a special view to its new immigrant religious communities." Notable for links to articles, bibliographies, and other secondary sources.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Religious Legal Systems - Alphabetical Order

Buddhism

Journal of Buddhist Ethics

See specifically an article by Andrew Huxley, Buddhist Case Law on Theft in which he outlines sources of Buddhist law. An academic online journal with co-editors from the University of London Law Department, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of Pennsylvania. Excellent background links including jurisprudence on monastic disciplines and human rights.

Christianity - Canon law: Roman Catholic, Protestant and Other

Roman Catholic. Vatican- Official site of the Roman Curia canon law tribunals
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Roman Catholic. Code of Canon Law (current text) from IntraText digital project, Italy
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Roman Catholic. Historic. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Anglican. Canon Law in the Anglican Communion (with links to Orthodox and other non-Anglican canon law)
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

World Council of Churches

This site for this ecumenical Protestant body contains links to world religions along with rules and policies to which many subscribe.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Islam

Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL)

Scholarly site with excellent content and links residing at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Finding the Law: Islamic Law (Sharia)

Scholar and diplomat Andy Grossman provides a superb scholarly guide which is a hypertext mini-treatise for those needing a reliable and quick way into a complex topic with a long history.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Islamic Law Infobase

Provided by the Advanced Legal Studies Instiute (Pakistan); its main page also has links for Islamic banking.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Islamic Law from Lex Mercatoria

Links to Islamic law as implemented in various jurisdictions.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Islamic Law links from Megalaw.com

Includes Islamic Law centres and projects, such as Harvard, etc.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Judaism

Jewish Law from Aleph Institute, Project Genesis, and the Orthodox Institute

Electronic case summaries, statutes and journals, with bibliographic citations to print formats.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

AcademicInfo, Law and Legal Research: Law and Religion

U.S.-based site for links relating to church/state issue, Native American religious issues, and U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007

Jewish Law Sites from Megalaw.com

Date Last Visited: January 26, 2007