About

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 editor at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, a general co-editor and special editor for the Journal of Law and Religion, editor and publications manager for the African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS) and social media editor for the Commonwealth Initiative on Freedom of Religion or Belief (CIFoRB). She blogs at Cakewalks and Climbingwalls.

Recent Publications:

Religious Pluralism_Heritage and Social Development in Africa CoverJUST PUBLISHED!!! Religious Pluralism, Heritage and Social Development Edited with Rosalind I.J. Hackett, Len Hansen,
and Francois Venter (SUN MeDIA Stellenbosch, May 14, 2017).

hypatia-coverJUST PUBLISHED!!! Review of  Leila Ahmed, A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011), Hypatia (May 2017).

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Editor with William Bassett, Cole Durham, and Robert Smith. Religious Organizations and the Law, Second Edition (Westlaw/Thomson Reuters, March 2017).

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Edited with Hina Azam and Justin Latterell, “State of the Field Book Review Issue”, Journal of Law and Religion, 31:3 (November 2016).

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 “’Graceful Pillars’ : Law, Religion, and the Ethics of the ‘Daughter Track,’” in Naomi Cahn and Amy Ziettlow, guest editors, “The Honor Commandment: Law, Religion, and the Challenge of Elder Care” (symposium issue)  Journal of Law and Religion 31:2 (July 2016):130-149.

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“Apostasy through Doubt and Dissent” (review essay) Journal of Law and Religion 31:2 (July 2016):261-273.

Loss, Lament, and Prophetic Modernities,” Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular (Notre Dame, IN: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 2016).

Namibia CoverEditor with Pieter Coertzen and Len Hansen, Religious Freedom and Religious Pluralism in Africa: Problems and Prospects (SUN MeDIA Stellenbosch, 2016).

W-B Companion World Christianity

With John Witte, Jr. “Freedom, Persecution, and the Status of Christian Minorities,” in the The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Christianity, eds. Lamin Sanneh and Michael McClymond (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).

“Beyond British Islamophobia?: The Election of Sadiq Khan,” Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular (Notre Dame, IN: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, 2016).

Coming Soon:

Witte Hauk Christianity and Family Law

“Jean Bethke Elshtain,” in Christianity and Family Law: An Introduction, eds. John Witte, Jr. and Gary S. Hauk (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, September 2017).

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