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Cardiff Law Professor launches book in London symposium

16 April 2019

A symposium to test the hypothesis of a Cardiff Law Professor’s latest book was held this April in London.

The symposium, which took place on 3 April, took place at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and was held to discuss Professor Norman Doe’s latest book, Comparative Religious Law: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Chaired by Mark Hill QC, Honorary Professor at Cardiff, participants included leaders from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith communities, as well as the Master of the Rolls and the Master of the Temple.  The event was also attended by Professor Doe and Head of Law, Professor Urfan Khaliq.

The event was a collaboration between the Temple Church and Coexist House, whose chair of trustees, Sir Bernard Rix, former judge of the Court of Appeal, was also present.

Following evensong at the Temple Church, there was a launch of Professor Doe’s book, and those attending included Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division (and alumnus of the Cardiff University’s LLM in Canon Law) and Lord Woolf, former Lord Chief Justice.

Professor Doe’s book proposes the formation of a charter of principles of religious law common to the three Abrahamic faiths for greater mutual understanding and collaboration between these three religions.