Even in regular times, religion, law, and state coexist in tense and complex relations. Crises exacerbate the tensions and conflicts, as we saw recently, during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Various religious groups that usually comply with state law disregarded safety rules to conduct religious rituals, endangering adherents and others. Religions and states found themselves in multiple, continuous conflictual situations.
The Journal of Law, Religion and State recently published a special issue tackling such topics on law, religion and COVID-19. All articles are open access till the end of 2021 and can be found here.