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Broyde, Bedzow publish book on codification of Jewish law

Michael J. Broyde, professor of law at Emory University as well as project director and senior scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, has co-authored a new book with Ira Bedzow, who received his PhD in religion from Emory University last spring.

Allard presents immigration research at conferences

Silas W. Allard, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, presented his research on immigration at two fall conferences.


In welcoming immigrants, congregations see future

The Rev. Karen Lyons, a vivacious pastor whose smile is an almost permanent fixture of her countenance, arrived at the United Methodist Church in Clarkston, Georgia, a little over a year ago to discover a challenge. Membership rolls stood at 200 for the church, but only 60 people made it to worship each week.


Blumenthal Is subject of new book

David R. Blumenthal, a Senior Fellow at CSLR and Jay & Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies in the Department of Religion, is the subject of a recently published book, "David R. Blumenthal: Living with God and Humanity."


Inequality, religion, and the law

Inequality impacts a growing segment of society. The June 2014 issue of the Journal of Law and Religion includes two articles by leading scholars on the role of inequality, religion, and the law.


CSLR publishes first issue of the Journal of Law and Religion

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion is excited to announce the publication of volume 29, issue 1, of the Journal of Law and Religion. This inaugural issue edited by the Center and published in concert with Cambridge University Press features valuable new scholarship from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori, and the esteemed Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, among many others.

Educational pluralism can raise academic achievement, Berner says

The United States is an outlier among democratic nations in its resistance to providing public funds to religious schools. At the same time, the United States spends more per student on education than other nations, yet American high school students are ranked 32nd in math and 21st in reading.

Emory wins religion and law moot court competition

Emory University School of Law won first place in the first National Religion & The Law Moot Court Competition, held April 10 at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, New York.

Montague earns top CSLR prize, four graduates earn Dooyeweerd awards

Terri Y. Montague has won the 2014 Eliza Ellison Prize for Leadership in Law and Religion from the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. The award is named for the center's former associate director and director of publications and recognizes a graduate who has shown special initiative in leading law and religion studies within and beyond the classroom.


Currie Lecture and RLT Conference: Religion and law frame global legal systems

As a testament to the importance of the interchange between religion and law in the framing of legal systems across the globe, over 150 attendees gathered at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University to listen to and question top scholars from Canada, Israel, Russia, South Africa and the European Union as well as the United States.

McDonald lecture draws renowned theologians

The first of five annual McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures on Christian Scholarship brought six theological giants to Emory Law on March 26 to discuss Christianity and human rights.