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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I. Social Facts  Kiribati, formerly known as the Gilbert Islands, is an island republic in the Central Pacific. Kiribati is made up of 33 islands stretching along the equator with an estimated population of 104,000 people. The population of Kiribati is a mixture of people from Southeast Asia, Tonga, and Samoa. The residents of Kiribati are highly religious. Approximately 97% of the Kiribati population professes Christianity as their religion, and although there is no official state religion Christianity plays an important social and cultural rol…