About

DSCN0869 (2)M. Christian Green is a scholar, teacher, researcher, writer, and editor working in the fields of law, religion, ethics, human rights, and global affairs.  She holds degrees from Georgetown University in history and government, Emory University in law and theology, and the University of Chicago in religious ethics. Her research interests include law and religion, human rights, religious freedom, religion and world affairs, and global ethics.

Research & Teaching:   Green has been a researcher at the Religion, Culture, and Family Project at the University of Chicago, the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics in Chicago, and the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. At the CSLR she directed research on Africa and Europe for the “Law, Religion, and Human Rights” project and was the principal investigator and blog and website editor for the project on “Sharia, Family, and Democracy: Religious Norms and Family Law in Pluralistic Democratic States.” During the 2010-2011 academic year, she was a visiting research fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, conducting research on “Religion, Rights, and Recognition of Identity.” She has taught at DePaul University, Harvard Divinity School, and the Candler School of Theology.

Current Projects: Green is currently a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, where she is special content editor and a general co-editor at the Journal of Law and Religion, and a solicitations editor at the newly launched Canopy Forum digital journal. Green is also editor and publications manager for the African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS) and served from 2016-2018 as academic consultant and social media editor for the Commonwealth Initiative on Freedom of Religion or Belief (CIFoRB). She has been elected Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Louisiana for the 2021-2023 term, chairs the LWVLA Voting Rights Committee, and received the organization’s 2021 Advocacy Award for work on voting rights in Louisiana in the 2020 election season.

Recent Publications:

CSLR Logo TextJUST PUBLISHED!!!Mask Mandates and the Uses of the Law,” Canopy Forum/ Center for the Study of Law and Religion, May 10, 2021.

JUST PUBLISHED!!! Of Bans, Sin, and Reconciliation,” Canopy Forum/ Center for the Study of Law and Religion, April 15, 2021.

The Chorister’s Tale: Religious Freedom Analogies in the COVID Pandemic,” Canopy Forum/Center for the Study of Law and Religion, March 10, 2021.

Religious Tests, Religious Freedom, and ‘Animus’ and ‘Bigotry’ at the Supreme Court,” Canopy Forum/Center for the Study of Law and Religion, December 23, 2020.

UCC Cover“Persecution and Martyrdom: Global Debates and Christian Responses,” Unio cum Christo/Union with Christ: International Journal of Reformed Theology and Life, 6:2 (October 2020): 165-182.

Botswana Book Cover Law, Religion and the Environment in Africa, edited with Muhammad Haron (Stellenbosch: African Sun Media, June 3, 2020). Read the introduction here. Available open access at Amazon, Google, and ITSI.

Religious Freedom and Subsidiarity in the COVID Pandemic,” Canopy Forum/ Center for the Study of Law and Religion, May 3, 2020.

JLR LogoEditorial,” Journal of Law and Religion (issue including the “Symposium: Debating Religion and Public Life in Contemporary China”),35:1 (April 2020):1-4.

CSLR Logo TextNatural Law, Human Rights, and ‘Unalienable Rights‘” (edited essay series) Canopy Forum/Center for the Study of Law and Religion, January 2020.

JLR LogoPaths and Pedagogies in Law and Ethics: On Cathleen Kaveny Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought,” Journal of Law and Religion, 34:3 (December 2019), 433-448.

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Rawlsian Public Reason and Religious Leadership of Government Officials,” Canopy Forum/Center for the Study of Law and Religion, November 26, 2019.

CSLR Logo TextPrecedent in Doubt?: Brown v. Board of Education in Recent Judicial Confirmations,” Canopy Forum/Center for the Study of Law and Religion, October 10, 2019.

CIRIS Logo With Monica Duffy Toft, “Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Pursuit of Religious Harmony in Southeast Asia,” Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies (CIRIS) Blog , September 26, 2019.

CIRIS Logo With Monica Duffy Toft,”The International Diversification of Players Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief,” Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies (CIRIS) Blog , September 26, 2019.

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Law, Religion, and Religious Minorities: Reflections on International Human Rights Law and Global Islam,” Minority Religions under Irish Law (Brill, May 2019), 7-33.

Coming Soon:

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“Law,” in The Encyclopedia of Religious Ethics, William Schweiker et al. (eds.) (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, forthcoming October 2021).