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Religious Courts and Civil Law

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Religious Courts and Civil Law

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Religious Courts and Civil Law

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Earlier this month, the head of the Church of England received wide criticism for suggesting that some version of shariah law should be introduced in Britain. Guests on the program examine what happens when religious courts and civil law intersect.

Guests:

Mark Rice-Oxley, stringer for The Christian Science Monitor

Usama Hasan, Imam and advisor to the London Shariah Council

Barry Freundel, assistant professor of Rabbinics at Baltimore Hebrew University; Rabbi of Georgetown synagogue in Washington, D.C.

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