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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Author(s): Thomas Jones
I. Social Facts Dominica is officially known as the Commonwealth of Dominica. It has a population of approximately 73,000 and a surface area of 750 sq. km. Dominica is part of the Lesser Antilles, situated in the Caribbean Sea to the south of Guadeloupe and to the north of Martinique. Dominica is a volcanic island and is still in the process of geological formation. The capital city of Dominica is Roseau. The inhabitants of Dominica are largely clustered around Roseau in the south and Portsmouth in…

Dominican Republic

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Author(s): Nathalie Abreu Patxot
I. Social Facts The Dominican Republic has a population of 9,445,281. The Roman Catholic Church is the major church, with 69% of the population as members; 40% of these are active Catholics, and the remaining 29% are not. The second-largest church is the Christian Evangelical Church, consisting of various independent churches such as God’s Assembly, God’s Church, Baptists, and Pentecostals. There are also a number of Protestant, Evangelical, and other Christian churches with an increasing number of…