Marco Huaco Palomino— Secularisms in the Andean Sub-region: Regarding secularism, sexuality and reproduction in the constitutional debates in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru

image: Voces Bolivianas Marco Huaco Palomino This article is a condensed version of a recent book[1] that analyzed the discourses and debates in the processes of drafting new Constitutions in Bolivia, …Continue reading »

Benjamin Berger — Sovereignty and Secularism/Quandaries of Belonging

Benjamin Berger | York University (Canada) Canadians just passed through a serious and telling debate about the relationship between state sovereignty, equality, and religious difference, a debate that also points …Continue reading »

Reverend Winnie Varghese — Homophobic Do-Gooders

Reverend Winnie Varghese | St. Mark’s Church on the Bowery Some of you must feel like me. I am a religious person who leans toward the “help those who are …Continue reading »

Pam Spees — Using International Law to Challenge Persecution of LGBTI Communities: Background and Update re Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Scott Lively

Pam Spees | Center for Constitutional Rights In 2012, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), an …Continue reading »

Nelson Tebbe et. al.— Folio on Hobby Lobby and the Establishment Clause

I. The Establishment Clause and the Contraception Mandate II. Hobby Lobby and the Establishment Clause, What Counts as a Burden on Employees? III. Today’s Oral Argument in Hobby Lobby I. …Continue reading »

Ann Pellegrini — Religious Freedom Between Church and State; or, The Pastorate 2.0

Ann Pellegrini | New York University The title of this blog post nods to Michel Foucault’s analysis of modern governmentality, as first elaborated in his 1977-78 lectures on Security, Territory, …Continue reading »

Louise Melling — Using Religion to Discriminate: The Current Debate

Louise Melling | American Civil Liberties Union Today there are more than 80 cases pending in the United States brought by institutions, non-profit and profit, arguing that compliance with a …Continue reading »

Lori G. Beaman — Re-writing Religion as Culture, Heritage and Values

Lori G. Beaman[1] | Religion and Diversity Project (Canada) On September 10, 2013 the Quebec government released a preliminary sketch of its long awaited Charter of Values, (Charter affirming the values …Continue reading »

Katherine Franke — Religious Accommodation’s Roots in Legal Pluralism

Katherine Franke | Columbia Law School (USA) The accommodation of a normative claim made in the name of religion often entails the surrender of governance authority by a competing norm …Continue reading »

Juan Marco Vaggione — The Politics of Camouflage: Conscientious Objection as a Strategy of the Catholic Church

Juan Marco Vaggione | Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina) Conscientious Objection (CO) has a definition, a genealogy, and a normative use in liberal democracies. It has an official history, so …Continue reading »

Julieta Lemaitre Ripoll — Church-State Separation in Latin American democracies: The problem of the Zócalo

Julieta Lemaitre | Universidad de los Andes’ Law School (Colombia) Imagine yourself in the heart of a Latin American city. You are standing in the main square, drawn in Spanish America …Continue reading »