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Law and Religion

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In our pluralistic world, a variety of oft-conflicting perspectives informs our understanding of moral and political ideas of justice. Additionally, legal cases increasingly span across borders and involve participants with no shared tradition, creating tensions that reflect fundamental moral conflicts. These resources explore how religion grounds, shapes, and conflicts with our legal systems.

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Michael Kessler

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Department of Government and Law Center

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May 7, 2015

Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 19 minutes

September 21, 2012

Contraception and Conscience: The Legal Challenges to the HHS Contraception Rule (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 43 minutes

September 23, 2011

Islamic Law (Shari'a) and U.S. Foreign Policy (Part 1) (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 51 minutes