Religion and the Law in America

Author: Scott A. Merriman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851098631
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

Provides a collection of essays and alphabetical entries that cover the history of freedom of religion in the United States.

Law Religion and Health in the United States

Author: Holly Fernandez Lynch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107164888
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Law

While the law can create conflict between religion and health, it can also facilitate religious accommodation and protection of conscience. Finding this balance is critical to addressing the most pressing questions at the intersection of law, religion, and health in the United States: should physicians be required to disclose their religious beliefs to patients? How should we think about institutional conscience in the health care setting? How should health care providers deal with families with religious objections to withdrawing treatment? In this timely book, experts from a variety of perspectives and disciplines offer insight on these and other pressing questions, describing what the public discourse gets right and wrong, how policymakers might respond, and what potential conflicts may arise in the future. It should be read by academics, policymakers, and anyone else - patient or physician, secular or devout - interested in how US law interacts with health care and religion.

Models of Religious Freedom

Author: Marcel Stüssi
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643801180
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Religion

In this thesis, the US, Swiss, and Syrian models of religious freedom are illustrated in legal settings. The Analytical Representation comprises more than statements of positive law or mechanical comparison. Each chapter is introduced by thought-forms predominant in the respective legal culture. The objective of the Methodological Representation is to investigate the logic and legitimate pattern by which the US and Swiss judiciary come to the conclusion that an alleged interference is covered under the right to religious freedom. The last dimension, which is the Eclectic Representation, pursues a dual aim. Firstly, the idea is to develop an actual guideline of religious freedom rules, and secondly, to evaluate how much religious freedom is internalized in the US, Swiss, and Syrian legal systems. Dissertation. (Series: ReligionsRecht im Dialog - Vol. 12)

Religious Organizations in the United States

Author: James A. Serritella
ISBN: UOM:39015064880522
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the legal structures within which religious organizations conduct their activities. The legal structures of religious organizations encompass not only their corporate organizations, but the many ways employment, property ownership, decisions regarding forms of ministry, and participation in society define a particular instiution. The authors, from a variety of practicing, religious, and scholarly backgrounds, provide a range of perspectives — both practical and theoretical — on these issues. The book fills a void in the current resources, providing a detailed description of policies, identity, and the effect of legal rules on church structures. Contributors include Patricia Carlson, Angela Carmella, Mark Chopko, Carl Esbeck, Patty Gerstenblith, H. Reese Hansen, Donald Hermann, Bernadette Kenny, Douglas Laycock, William Marshall, Martin Marty, John Massad, Patrick Schiltz, Elizabeth Sewell and Rhys Williams.

Religion Law USA

Author: Isaac Weiner
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479893366
Release Date: 2019-07-02

Offers insight into the complex relationship between religion and law in contemporary America Why religion? Why law? Why now? In recent years, the United States has witnessed a number of high-profile court cases involving religion, forcing Americans to grapple with questions regarding the relationship between religion and law. This volume maps the contemporary interplay of religion and law within the study of American religions. What rights are protected by the Constitution’s free exercise clause? What are the boundaries of religion, and what is the constitutional basis for protecting some religious beliefs but not others? What characterizes a religious-studies approach to religion and law today? What is gained by approaching law from the vantage point of religious studies, and what does attention to the law offer back to scholars of religion? Religion, Law, USA considers all these questions and more. Each chapter considers a specific keyword in the study of religion and law, such as “conscience,” “establishment,” “secularity,” and “personhood.” Contributors consider specific case studies related to each term, and then expand their analyses to discuss broader implications for the practice and study of American religion. Incorporating pieces from leading voices in the field, this book is an indispensable addition to the scholarship on religion and law in America.

Religion and Law

Author: Dr Peter W Edge
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409476948
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Religion

Discussion of the way in which law engages with religious difference often takes place within the context of a single jurisdiction. Religion and Law: An Introduction, presents a comprehensive text for students, drawing on examples from across key Anglophone jurisdictions – the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, as well as international law, to explore a broad range of issues. Aimed at a non-legal readership, this book introduces the use of legal sources and focuses on factual situations as much as legal doctrine. Key issues arising from interaction of the religious individual and the State are discussed, as well as the religious organisation or community and the State. The interaction is explored through case studies of areas as diverse as the legal regulation of religious drug use, sacred spaces and sacred places, and claims of clergy misconduct. Taking a broad, non-jurisdictional approach to the key issues, in particular providing insights differing from the dominant US experiences and paradigms, this student-friendly textbook includes a clearly structured bibliography and clear guidance on how to approach relevant legal materials.

Legal Responses to Religious Practices in the United States

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107023680
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Law

This book questions what practices constitute a "religious activity" such that it cannot be supported or funded by government. It examines the history of accommodating laws when there is tension between respecting religious freedom and maintaining First Amendment requirements that government be neutral.

Religion and the Constitution

Author: Kent Greenawalt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069112583X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Calling throughout for religion to be taken more seriously as a force for meaning in peoplee lives, Religion and the Constitution aims to accommodate the maximum expression of religious conviction that is consistent with a commitment to fairness and the public welfare. Includes information on abortion, atheism, atheists, Bear v. Reformed Mennonite Church, Harry Blackmun, William Brennan, Catholicism, Catholics, child custody, Christianity, Christians, conscientious objection to military service, discrimination, Employment Division v. Smith, Establishment Clause, religious exemptions, Fourteenth Amendment, Free Exercise Clause, Free Speech Clause, harassment by employers, Hinduism, Hindus, Islam, Muslims, Jehovahh Witnesses, Judaism, Jews, Lyng v. Northwestern Indian Cemetery Protective Association, Native American Church, Sandra Day OOonnor, Protestantism, Protestants, religion, religious beliefs, Sherbert v. Verner, Sunday closing laws, Wisconsin v. Yoder, zoning, Zummo v. Zummo, etc.

Hoffnung wagen

Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641224240
Release Date: 2017-09-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Persönlich, glaubwürdig, visionär – Ansichten und Standpunkte des politischen Hoffnungsträgers der USA vor seiner Wahl 2008 Wie US-Senator Barack Obama im Wahljahr 2008 Millionen Menschen für sich gewann, ist Legende. Zu seinem schnell aufsteigenden Stern in hohem Maße beigetragen hat sein zuvor erschienenes Buch »Hoffnung wagen« (»The Audacity of Hope«). Hier präsentierte Obama sich als Mann der Integration, als Liberaler im positiven Sinn mit klaren Positionen. Uns allen machte er Hoffnung auf eine Renaissance des »besseren Amerika«. Nicht wenige wünschen sich Barack Obama heute sehnsüchtig zurück ins Weiße Haus.

God and the IRS

Author: Samuel D. Brunson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107176300
Release Date: 2018-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides a coherent way to think about the intersection of religious practice and taxes.

United States of America Government Religion Christianity Law Illegalities God 1St Priority His Rightness Provided Rights Holy Bible Not Self Idol Selfishness

Author: Anthony Sheffield
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781512774351
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Genre: Political Science

Every concerned citizen will enjoy and be very encouraged by the good and accurate historical records of the United States of America. Lies have infiltrated so vastly and so deeply into the society that even the educational institutions have become deceived and warped, so that the students are then receiving passed-down versions that are, as said, lies. Some folk are deceived innocently, some willingly; some know it and want it. Many folk are so busy with all the cares of life that they passively accept it. A false peace has set in, and yet it is not peace as we are so alertly observing. Values of the heart need care, as to whether they are right values, and those values are then displayed by posts of the government. Every citizen needs to know what the true historical experience and record is, what governmental structure was established in the USA, what it is all about, and how it really is and operates. Because we are all interested in the spiritual activity of life, then we will be so inspired therein. This is a very different and correct account of the real USA Government, its history, and its establishment.

United States Free Exercise of Religion Case Law

Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1233072617
Release Date: 2011-08

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Employment Division v. Smith, Good News Club v. Milford Central School, City of Boerne v. Flores, Reynolds v. United States, Braunfeld v. Brown, American Family Association v. City and County of San Francisco, Wisconsin v. Yoder, Watchtower Society v. Village of Stratton, Sherbert v. Verner, Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal, United States v. Ballard, Fowler v. Rhode Island, Torcaso v. Watkins, Goldman v. Weinberger, Bob Jones University v. United States, Hamilton v. Regents of the University of California, Davis v. Beason, Gallagher v. Crown Kosher Super Market of Massachusetts, Inc., Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah, Niemotko v. Maryland, Poulos v. New Hampshire, Thomas v. Review Board of the Indiana Employment Security Division, Commonwealth v. Kneeland, Bowen v. Roy, C. H. v. Oliva et al., Cutter v. Wilkinson, O'Lone v. Estate of Shabazz, Dickinson v. United States, Busey v. District of Columbia, Cox v. United States, Segraves v. State of California. Excerpt: Employment Division, Department of Human Resources of Oregon v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872 (1990), is a United States Supreme Court case that determined that the state could deny unemployment benefits to a person fired for violating a state prohibition on the use of peyote, even though the use of the drug was part of a religious ritual. Although states have the power to accommodate otherwise illegal acts done in pursuit of religious beliefs, they are not required to do so. Alfred Smith and Galen Black were members of the Native American Church and counselors at a private drug rehabilitation clinic. They were both fired because they had ingested peyote, a powerful entheogen, as part of their religious ceremonies as members of the Native American Church. At that time intentional possession of peyote was a crime under Oregon law...

Church and State

Author: Kathlyn Gay
ISBN: 1562940635
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the division between government and religion in the United States and problems in such areas as school prayer, public displays of religious symbols, and religious practices that violate the law.

Law and Religion

Author: Peter Radan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134289691
Release Date: 2004-08-02
Genre: Religion

The intersection of law and religion is a growing area of study for academics working in both subject areas. This book draws together research on several collisions between the two arenas, including a study of religious clauses in the US constitution and the interplay between religion and law in Canada, Australia and South Africa. With an emphasis on common law traditions, this book will be essential reading for researchers and advanced students of law and religion.