religious minorities

The Roman Catholic Church and the Construction of National Identity in Estonia in the Interwar Period (According to Vatican Archival Materials)

The paper deals with the relations of the Holy See and Estonia in the interwar period. During this period, the Vatican showed interest in the possibility of advancement of Catholicism in the newly formed Estonian state. This activity of the Holy See was met with understanding on the part of the Estonian political elite.

Minority Legal Orders: Accommodating Religious Law in Western Democracies

The paper argues that Western democracy, such as the UK, has a responsibility to consider the rights and needs of those from minority groups who want to make legal decisions in tune with their culture and beliefs; it also has a responsibility to protect those "minorities within minorities" who are vulnerable to pressure to comply with the norms of their social group.