The Center for Law and Religion (CLR) was established in September of 2011 to promote research and its dissemination in its field. The CLR is engaged in inter-disciplinary research, publications, teaching and the provision of services (consultations, advisory services, and expert opinions). Its activities are carried out in relation to the theory and practice of comparative constitutional law with special emphasis on religion and religious rights. It is also concerned with the ways that modern states regulate religious freedoms. The focus is principally placed upon national and international law affecting religion, in their historical, theological, social, ecumenical and comparative contexts, beyond and above individual religious faith(s).