• Encyclopedia of Law and Religion Online (ELRO)

    January 11, 2021

    The Encyclopedia has been edited by Gerhard Robbers and W. Cole Durham. It covers various subjects. For example the relation between law and religion in its diverse aspects, freedom of religion or belief, the role of religion in society, interaction between law, religion and state, relations between religion and state institutions and legal aspects of religious traditions. This online encyclopedia provides an important foundational resource for study of these subjects.

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  • Interreligious Symposium - Sustainable Peace through Silence

    Interreligious Symposium – Sustainable Peace through Silence

    September 10, 2013

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Anan called “Reconciliation the Highest Form of Dialogue”. With contributions from the 5 major World Religions we look for ways to achieve this goal and propose to introduce “Silence” into the dialogue as an essential step to discover how we hurt and heal.
    Interreligious Symposium - Sustainable Peace through Silence

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  • Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

    December 22, 2009

    In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has helped many childless couples successfully produce families in all corners of the globe. Current developments regarding IVF treatment have sparked debates in many islamic nations among religious groups. This blog will focus on Iran and discuss the differences between Sunni and Shi’a Islam regarding this issue.

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  • The Highs and Lows of the Freedom of Expression and Religion

    March 18, 2009

    Combating discrimination and all forms of intolerance, as embodied in Article 1 [1] Dutch Constitution and criminally enforced through Article 137c – 137g of the Criminal Code, is a policy spearhead for the Dutch government.

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  • Faith in Human Rights

    December 10, 2008

    On 10 December, International Human Rights Day is celebrated around the world. This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations and representing the first step in establishing a comprehensive international framework for the protection of human rights.

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