Maintaining a faith community: the role of the law


Principal Investigator: Dr Ruth Gaffney-Rhys (University of Wales, Newport)
Collaborators: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – CNRS
Duration: From 2012 to 2013

Legal rules may have a unifying or a divisive effect and dispute resolution mechanisms may dissipate problems and divisions or reinforce them. Furthermore, faith communities are sometimes confronted with incompatibility between their own religious laws and the secular legal system within which their community is required to operate. The project seeks to explore these problems and will compare the Muslim and Jewish Communities and the position in England with the position in France.