CFP: Religion and Law Section,
SECSOR 2016 (Atlanta, GA) March 4-6
For the 2016 meeting, we are especially interested in papers addressing: (1) The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), (2) Sincerely-held religious belief, (3) Tolerance, pluralism, and the law, (4) Recent Supreme Court decisions such as Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Holt v. Hobbs, and (5) Conflict and Consensus: Christianity, Civil Rights, and Religious Freedom in the United States (joint session with History of Christianity). As evidenced by Indiana's recent Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the relationship between "religious freedom" and other notions of "human rights" or "civil rights" is far from settled. What can scholars interested in the evolution of religious freedom, Christian history, and American history more broadly learn by studying the contested and disputed state of religious liberty in the past fifty years?
In addition, we are always interested in papers related to religion and law generally. Send proposals to Brad Stoddard (email@example.com) and Michael Graziano (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are proposing a paper or panel for the joint session with History of Christianity, please indicate this in your e-mail.
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