Religion - Erziehung - Zusammenhalt
«Der freiheitliche, säkularisierte Staat lebt von Voraussetzungen, die er selbst nicht garantieren kann» - so lautet das berühmte Böckenförde-Theorem. Doch wie verhält sich das Verhältnis des Staates zu…
Excursion to the House of Religions
On 12th October, students from the University of Fribourg visited the House of Religions in Bern as part of the seminar "State, Law and Religion in Asia". There the students got an interesting insight…
Anthology to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Institute of Law and Religion
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Institute, an anthology on the relationship beween state and religion in 21st century Switzerland has been published in the FVRR series.
Vatican publishes manual for dealing with abuse
What to do in case of abuse? A new "Vademecum" of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith provides answers to this questions. It is intended to help to transform canon law into practitcal…
Legal reforms in Sudan
Laws introduced by the religious hardlines, which stipulate draconian punishments such as public floggin, are abolished. Women are better protected, female genital mutilation gets banned.
Zürcher Gericht anerkennt Scharia-Scheidung
Eine Mutter erhält von ihrem Ex-Mann neu Unterhaltsbeiträge für die Kinder, wie das Bezirksgericht Zürich entschied. Es ergänzte ein malaysisches Scharia-Urteil.
ECHR opposes Swiss deportation of Afghan refugee
An Afghan man who converted to Christianity and fled to Switzerland but was denied asylum should not be sent back to his home country, a European court has ruled.
Religion in the political arena
The present study of the Institute for Law and Religion investigates the political initiatives on religion in 15 representative selected cantons for the period 2010-2018.
Event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Institute of Law and Religion
On September 6, 2019, the Institute of Law and Religion organized a conference in Bern on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. The brochure will give you more information.