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International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Religion Online

Edited by Rik Torfs
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In the growing international discussion on diversity and multiculturalism, religion plays an increasing and overwhelming role. A lot has been written on religion, but an overall standard work in the form of an Encyclopaedia is lacking, namely systematic information how each State deals with religion, the role it plays or can play in society, the status of the church involved, of the clergy, school, culture and media... So, an Encyclopaedia on religious law, would really fill a gap as it would have a world wide coverage. At the same time, next to national monographs, there will be regional and international monographs concerning the place and role of religion in international treaties, as a universal human right and so on. The Encyclopaedia would also contain monograph describing and giving an in depth picture of the most important religions like Christianism, Protestantism, Islam, Buddhism.

Last Updated 05/01/2011
Product Line Kluwer Law International
SKU 9888002238
Table of Contents
The Author Table of Contents List of Abbreviations Preface General Introduction §1 General Background of the Country §2 Social Facts about Religion §3 Historical Background Selected Bibliography Part I: Legal Framework and Sources Chapter 1: Constitutional Position of Religion Chapter 2: Other legislation with Regard tot Religion Chapter 3: Typology of the System Part II: Religious Freedom in General Chapter 1: Individual Religious Freedom Chapter 2: Collective Religious Freedom Chapter 3: Organisational Religious Freedom Part III: Legal Status of Religious Communities Chapter 1: Formal Status of Religious Communities Chapter 2: Autonomy of Religious Communities Chapter 3: Fundamental Rights and Religious Communities Chapter 4: Contractual Religious Freedom Part IV: International, Transnational, Regional Effects on Religious Communities Chapter 1: International Law Effects on Religious Communities Chapter 2: Transnational Law Effects on Religious Communities Chapter 3: Regional Law Effects on Religious Communities Part V: Religion and Politics Chapter 1: Religion Influence in Politics Chapter 2: Political Influence in Religion Chapter 3: Interaction Between Religion and State on a Political and Legal Level Part VI: Labour Law within Religious Communities Chapter 1: Scope of Application of Labour Law Chapter 2: Religious Ministers and Labour Law Chapter 3: Other Church Employees and Labour Law Part VII: Religious Communities and Protections of the Individual Chapter 1: Protection of Privacy Chapter 2: Freedom to Marry Chapter 3: Freedom of Expression Chapter 4: Due Process Norms and Religious Groups Chapter 5: Professional Secrecy Chapter 6: Medical Deontology Chapter 7: Non-Discrimination Chapter 8: Penal Law and Religion Part VIII: Church Financing Chapter 1: Direct Financing of Religious Communities Chapter 2: Indirect Financing of Religious Communities Part IX: Education Chapter 1: Religious Education in Public and Private Schools Chapter 2: Religious Schools Part X: Matrimonial and Family Law Chapter 1: Legal Position of Religious Marriage Chapter 2: Legal Position of Religious Family Law Part XI: Religion and Culture Chapter 1: Religion and Art Chapter 2: Religion and Media Chapter 3: Religion and Civil Society

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