Encyclopedia of Law and Religion

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Edited by: Gerhard Robbers and W. Cole Durham

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In recent years, issues of freedom of religion or belief and state-religion relations have become increasingly important worldwide. The Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, unique in its breadth and global coverage, provides an important foundational resource for study of these issues. The encyclopedia covers the relation between law and religion in its various aspects, including those related to the role of religion in society, the relations between religion and state institutions, freedom of religion, legal aspects of religious traditions, the interaction between law and religion, and other issues at the junction of law, religion, and state.

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I. Social Facts  Zambia is a country in south-central Africa with an estimated population of 15 million people. Some 95% of Zambians profess a Christian faith. Roman Catholics account for 20.2% of the Christian population, while the remaining 75.3% are divided into Anglican, Evangelical, and Pentecostal Protestants. About 3% of the population in Zambia professes Islam; these people are primarily immigrants from South Asia and Somalia and also a small minority of indigenous Zambian nationals. Muslim…