Encyclopedia of Law and Religion

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Edited by: Gerhard Robbers and W. Cole Durham

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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Luxembourg

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Author(s): Charles Ladbrooke and Others
I. Social Facts  Luxembourg, officially known as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country bordering Belgium, Germany, and France. One of Europe’s smallest sovereign states, its territory measures 2,600 sq. km, with a population of 570,252 (July 2015 est.). The official language of the territory is Luxembourgish, which belongs to the West Central German group of High German languages. There are approximately 400,000 native speakers of this language, and it remains one of three official…