The Center for Law and Religion at the St. John’s University School of Law invites submissions for a blog conference on Law, Religion, and Coronavirus in the United States: A Six-Month Assessment. The conference, convened with five other co-organizing institutions (the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University Law School; the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University Law School; the Notre Dame Program on Church, State & Society at Notre Dame Law School; and the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law), will focus on the implications for law and religion in the United States of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the economic and racial justice crises. We welcome papers on the challenge of public health and free exercise; the problems of church finances and state funding of religion; the relationship between science and vaccines; church liability and clergy malpractice issues; the long-term implications of the coronavirus and related crises for law and religion; and so forth.
Interested scholars should submit brief proposals for submission (roughly 100 words) through the “Submissions” page on Emory’s Canopy Forum by August 31st, 2020 (https://canopyforum.org/submit/). Participants will be notified the first week of September whether their proposal has been accepted for inclusion, and complete blog posts will be due by September 25, 2020.
More detailed information is available in the attached file.