Centre for Law and Religion
The Centre for Law and Religion was founded in 1998. It brings together a community of scholars and practitioners to undertake interdisciplinary research into religious and state law in a variety of theoretical contexts.
The Centre for Law and Religion researches the theory and practice of state law, religious law, and their historical, theological, social, ecumenical and comparative contexts. We work closely with the Ecclesiastical Law Society, and our members include academics, legal practitioners, and members of the clergy.
2021 marks 30 years since the launch of the Canon Law LLM – the first degree of its type in the UK since the Reformation.
Our interdisciplinary research studies religious and legal concepts in terms of legal history, theology, and the sociology of religion.
Centre members are engaged in research in many areas of law and religion.
Find out more about the team at the Centre for Law and Religion.
A key aspect of the Centre’s work is to bring people together to study law and religion to promote greater ecumenical and interfaith understanding.
Find out more about the School of Law and Politics’ LLM in Canon Law – the first course of its kind in the UK since the Reformation.