Islam and English Law

Islam and English Law

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams triggered a storm of protest when he suggested that some accommodation between British law and Islam's shari'a law was 'inevitable'. His foundational lecture introduced a series of public discussions on Islam and English Law at the Royal Courts of Justice and the Temple Church in London. This volume combines developed versions of these discussions with new contributions. Theologians, lawyers and sociologists look back on developments since the Archbishop spoke and forwards along trajectories opened by the historic lecture. The contributors provide and advocate a forward-looking dialogue, asking how the rights of all citizens are honoured and their responsibilities met. Twenty specialists explore the evolution of English law, the implications of Islam, shari'a and jihad and the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights, family law and freedom of speech. This book is for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and secular society.religious and secular society has generated a setting where those of many faiths and none, together with those who are ... well exemplified by the Religious Literacy Leadership Programme.9 This is funded by the Higher Education Fundinganbsp;...

Title:Islam and English Law
Author:Robin Griffith-Jones
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-04-11


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