Prof van Coller and PhD student Idowu Akinloye attended and presented papers at the 7th annual African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS) conference.

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Prof van Coller and PhD student Idowu Akinloye
Prof van Coller and PhD student Idowu Akinloye

The subject of the conference was Law, Religion, and Environment in Africa. At the conference, the 6th book in the ACLARS series on Law and Religion in Africa - Law, Religion and Human Flourishing in Africa was launched, in which both of them published a chapter. Prof van Coller’s chapter is entitled ‘Ritual slaughter and religious freedom: The impact on the flourishing of religious communities in South Africa’, and Mr Akinloye wrote on ‘Human flourishing, church leadership and legal disputes in Nigerian churches’. 


At the General Assembly of the African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, Prof van Coller was also elected a member of the ACLARS Board of Directors, for a term of 5 years.

Details of the book can be found on:,%20Religion%20and%20Human%20Flourishing%20in%20Africa/537229

Other books in the series include:

  • Law and Religion in Africa: The Quest for the Common Good in Pluralistic Societies
  • Religious Freedom and Religious Pluralism in Africa
  • Religious Pluralism, Heritage and Social Development in Africa
  • Religion, Law and Security in Africa


Scholars and students interested in issues of law and religion can visit the ACLARS website: or contact Prof van Coller: for more information on future events.

Source:  Professor Helena van Coller

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