Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Keywords

transitional justice, First Amendment, religion

Abstract

This essay, written for the 2009 Constitutional Schmooze, explores the complex role of religion as a source of both stability and instability. Drawing on a broader body of work in transitional justice, this essay argues that religion has an important role to play in the complex web of overlapping associations and oppositions constitutive of a dynamically stable society and further contends that constitutional protections which encourage a diversity of religions provide the best hope of harnessing that potential while limiting the dangers of religion evidenced in numerous cases of mass atrocity.

Disciplines

Constitutional Law

Recommended Citation

69 Maryland Law Review 26 (2009).

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