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Law, Religion and Society - A One Day Symposium
Date: 14 September 2007
The symposium seeks to develop an agenda for future scholarship and practice. It aims to facilitate the following:
The following is indicative of suggested themes.
· Representations of law and religion in popular culture;
· Explorations of 'Spiritual Crimes';
· Societal and legal recognition of religion and religious practices;
· Circumcision or Genital mutilation?
· 'Hate Crime';
· Freedoms - religious freedom and freedom from religion;
· The private and the public - where does law and religion fit in?
· Religion, law and Culture within the contexts of family, education, immigration etc..;
· Concepts and constructions of religion and the religious subject;
· Multiculturalism: problem or solution?;
· Law, the media and the construction of the religious subject;
· Law, faith-based schools and society;
· Secular laws versus religious laws: who governs whom, when, and to what effect?;
· Sexuality, religion and the law;
· The relationship between policing and religious communities;
· The criminalisation of the religious subject;
· Religion and 'the War on Terrorism';
· Human rights and Religion;
Please send abstracts of 250 words to Dr Sarah Beresford firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr Ian Bryan email@example.com, by 16 July 2007.
Associated staff: Sarah Beresford
Associated departments and research centres: Law
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