The 8th Conference on Law and Religion in Africa: Law, Religion and the Family

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021

IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT FOR ALL MEMBERS OF ACLARS

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ACLARS Board of Directors decided at its last Board meeting that we will not be able to hold a live in-person conference and meeting of ACLARS in 2021.  However, we will hold an online conference, and the aim is to arrange presentation of as many of the papers that were originally selected for presentation this past year as possible. 

Many of you were among those presenting papers.  Please confirm by December 10, 2020 to secretariat@aclars.org whether you are willing to present your paper in the online setting.  Also, please confirm whether you have internet access that would make online participation feasible in your case.  Our intention is to have papers submitted and available for distribution by May 1, 2021. The meeting itself is scheduled to occur May 16-19, 2021.  More details will be forthcoming.

 


ACLARS WEBINAR SERIES

ACLARS is launching a series of webinars with the aim of facilitating more active engagement of ACLARS members and interested participants throughout the year.

The first meeting will take place on the 3rd of December.

14:30 UCT = 14:30 Ghana = 15:30 Nigeria = 16:30 South Africa

Webinar Zoom Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82110744923?pwd=K2luSE1Lc3RxYTBvb3p1NkMzOVlOZz09.

Program can be downloaded here:

Save the date for upcoming 2021 ACLARS Webinars:

COVID-19 in Africa: Religious Responses and Legal Implications

(All at 14:30 UCT = 14:30 Ghana = 15:30 Nigeria = 16:30 South Africa)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021: COVID-19: Legal and Religious Controversies Gender-Based Violence as Shadow Pandemic

Tuesday, February 16, 2021: Gender-Based Violence as Shadow Pandemic

Tuesday, March 16, 2021: COVID-19 and the Rise of Poverty and Social Inequalities


NEW ACLARS PUBLICATION: LAW RELIGION AND THE ENVIROMENT IN AFRICA

” This volume explores themes of ecotheology, ecofeminism, environmental pollution and degradation, climate change, human and environmental rights, sustainable development, human-animal relations through totem and taboo, sacred sites and spaces, and other environmental topics in ways that add immeasurably to the study of African environmentalisms and the interaction of law and religion. In terms of religion, the capability of humans not only to sin and destroy the earth, but also to repair and redeem it, is very much in evidence across Christianity, Islam and Africa’s many indigenous religious and cultural traditions. In terms of law, the need for effective policies and for states and governments to work with indigenous groups and communities towards environmental solutions is also apparent.”

THE E BOOK IS AVAILABLE FREE ON THE FOLLOWING PLATFORMS:

AMAZON

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ITSI

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