Anglo-Brazilian Dialogues on Law and Religion

Diálogos Anglo-Brasileiros sobre Direito e Religião

Hosted by Oxford Brookes University and the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (Federal University of Uberlandia)

“Current issues in law and religion:

A transatlantic dialogue”

Papers in English by four Brazilian scholars, with responses from UK discussants.

Oxford Brookes University

12 September 2016

10 a.m to 1 p.m.

Aldir Guedes Soriano - Attorney at Law, Brazilian Bar Association: "Freedom of religion in Brazil and the rule of law: taking Magna Carta seriously".

Fábio Carvalho Leite - Professor of Constitutional Law, Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: "Exploring difficulties in solving conflicts between freedom of expression and religious protection".

Rodrigo Vitorino Souza Alves - Professor of Constitutional Law, Federal University of Uberlandia: "Religion-state relations and human rights: is separation necessary?".

Thiago Alves Pinto - PhD Candidate, University of Oxford: "A brief historical analysis of laws concerning offence to religious belief in the antiquity"

There is no charge for participation, but places are limited. To register for the seminar, please contact Sarah Hayes (

Fundamental Rights and Equality Group, Oxford Brookes University


Brazilian Center of Studies in Law and Religion, Federal University of Uberlandia