Law and religion
The law is central to how any society organises itself and both the Bible and the Qur’an have a lot to say about law. However, writing and applying law is not easy and there are diverse opinions in both the Christian and Muslim communities – let alone those of other faiths and none – as to how the law of a society should accommodate the religious laws and sensitivities of different groups. From disputes about clothing, through freedom of conscience, to political representation, the law is a question of crucial concern to many people of faith. The shari'a is a particular talking point and can provoke strong views and reactions as the former Archbishop Rowan Williams discovered in 2008. CMPL has organised workshops and collected reports to help you explore some of the different positions taken by Christians, Muslims and others.