Law and Religion in Africa: The Quest for the Common Good in Pluralistic Societies

stellenboschThe Second Conference on Law and Religion in Africa was held at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) from Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 May 2014. Some 60 scholars, legal professionals, and religious leaders from 15 countries particpated in this conference, focusing on the theme  “Law and Religion in Africa: The Quest for the Common Good in Pluralistic Societies.” Published papers from the First Conference on Law and Religion in Africa, “Comparative Practices, Experiences, and Prospects”—which was held in Legon, Ghana, in 2013—were made available, and the new African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS) was officially launched on the last day of the conference.

The conference was opened on Monday with welcome addresses by conference organizers Pieter Coertzen and W. Cole Durham, Jr.  Monday closed with a Conference Reception featuring a keynote address by Justice Albie Sachs, Emeritus Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Concluding remarks on Wednesday afternoon were given by Rik Torfs, Rector of the University of Leuven.

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