Top Ten Issues on Religion and Rule of Law in China Today


Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


124 Mt Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Liu Peng, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and State Department Working Group for Religion and Foreign Policy
Co-sponsored by the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations

About the Seminar
At this seminar, LIU Peng will elaborate on what he considers the top ten issues affecting religion and the rule of law in modern day China. His talk will address:

1. The issue of the characteristic and social identity of religion

2. The choice of the model of church-state relation

3. The role of religion in the social transition

4. The predicament of the current religious management system

5. The problems in the current legal system on religion

6. The issue of judicial person status and registration of religious organization

7. The issue of new religions and cults

8. The issue of property of religious groups

9. How to deal with state-run religious organizations

10. The key issues of legislation on religion

About the Speaker
LIU Peng is a senior research fellow in the Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China; and a non-residential fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University Law School, Atlanta, Georgia. LIU is also the founder and director of Beijing Pu Shi Institute for Social Sciences, the only think tank institute working on the issues of religion and rule of law in China since 1999. Liu is considered one of the most influential advocators for religious freedom and the rule of law in China, with his own institute and website.