15 March 2020
A religion, law and coronavirus website
A new website, Religion, Law and Covid-19 Emergency, has been set up as a consequence of “difficulties raising from the possible contradiction between the respect for the measures taken by civil authorities and religious rules”. DiReSom (Diritto e Religione nelle Società Multiculturali – Law and Religion in Multicultural Societies) is a research group created in 2017 within ADEC (Associazione dei docenti della disciplina giuridica del fenomeno religioso – Association of academics of the legal regulation of the religious phenomenon). Its activities are carried out in collaboration with the European Academy of Religion and it is coordinated by Pierluigi Consorti, Professor of Law and Religion at the University of Pisa and chairman of ADEC. The group explains:
“As scholars engaged in the study of the legal regulation of the religious phenomenon, we have wanted to create a space to collect documents, comments and other useful materials related to the emergency, in order to assess the outcomes of the normative choices made by civil and religious authorities”.