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An Uneasy Relationship: Religion and Politics in Canada

Dr. Janet Epp Buckingham recently published a chapter in the new Palgrave Handbook of Religion and State.

Her chapter can be accessed and read online here.

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Celebrating 15 years of service of the International Journal for Religious Freedom

The Executive Editor, Prof. Dr. Janet Epp Buckingham, shared her thoughts about the anniversary, as she said:

The 15th anniversary of the Journal is a significant milestone. Our primary focus on Christians and freedom of religion, while embracing diverse perspectives, enriches our academic discourse. The IJRF bridges the gap between academics and practitioners, transcending borders to encompass a global spectrum.

The article can be viewed online here.

A man runs on a road as fire burns after rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, Israel October 7, 2023. REUTERS/Amir Cohen.

A man runs on a road as fire burns after rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, Israel October 7, 2023. REUTERS/Amir Cohen.

JUSTICE AFTER ATROCITY
A Christian Realist Perspective on
the war i
n Israel

Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Robert Joustra recently wrote an article on the war in Israel from a Christian perspective. He specifically tackles what a just peace would look like between Israel and Hamas, or rather the Palestinian people, and paints a complex picture of the Israel-Palestine relationship. The acquisition of the Gaza and West Bank territories, failed peace talks, the stance of Hamas, and Israel’s policies have all contributed to this volatile situation. Joustra condemns the recent atrocities committed by Hamas and considers the principles of just war and when the use of force, within reason, is acceptable. The peace for Palestinians must be distinct from Hamas's intentions, and the voices of those affected (the first in line) must be listened to.

The article may be viewed and read here.

THE THIRTIETH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LAW AND RELIGION SYMPOSIUM

Paul Rowe (right) at the Thirtieth Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, October 2023.

Paul Rowe (left) alongside Andrew Bennett (centre) and Cole Durham (right), founder of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, October 2023.

Paul Rowe (left) with Father Deacon Andrew Bennett (Program Director for Faith Communities, Cardus), at the Thirtieth Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, October 2023.

Dr. Rowe interacting with delegates at the Symposium.

IIFR-V DIRECTOR APPEARS ON PANEL:  "SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM IN THE HUMAN RIGHTS DISCOURSE"

5 May 2022 - Dr. Janet Epp-Buckingham appeared as a panelist discussing the ways in which secular and religious fundamentalisms affect our understanding of human rights, sponsored by the Center for International Human Rights at John Jay College.  The event was recorded and may be viewed online here. 

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