Church Law Society

Společnost pro církevní právoSocietas Iuris Canonici

Prague Dialogues on Relation between State and Church

International conferences organized by the Church Law Society

First season (1996)
Second season (1998)
Third season (2000)
Fourth season (2019)

6th September 1996

First season of Prague Dialogues on Church and State Relations: Financing of Churches in Europe and in USA

The Church Law Society in cooperation with legal section of the Czech Christian Academy arranged on 6th September 1996 on the School of Law of the Charles University in Prague, conference named Financing of churches in Europe and in USA.
Conference was initiated by Assoc. Prof. JUDr. Jiří Rajmund Tretera, Chairman of the Church Law Society. Guests were greeted by JUDr. Ing. Jiří Zemánek, CSc., deputy dean of the School of Law of the Charles University in Prague, responsible for foreign affairs of the school.

Individual lectures were held by:

Prof. Dr. jur. Heiner Marré
professor of religion law of the School of Law of the University of Ruhr in Bochum, honorary professor of religion law at the School of Catholic Theology of Westfall William’s University in Münster and former director of legal department of the Essen Diocese. Topic: Variants of Systems of Financing of Churches.
Prof. Harry C. Veryser
professor of the Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration, Michigan. Topic: Financing of Churches in USA.
Prof. Bernard Dafflon
department of public finance of the University of Fribourg. Topic: Administration of Church Finances in Switzerland.

10th – 11th September 1998

Second season of Prague Dialogues on Church and State Relations: Religion Law and Concordat Law of Countries of Middle and East Europe

On 10th and 11th September 1998, the second international conference under the series of Prague Dialogues on Church and State Relations took place in the premises of the School of Law of the Charles University in Prague. The conference was arranged by the Church Law Society and legal section of the Czech Christian Academy in co-operation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
The conference was initiated by Prof. JUDr. Dušan Hendrych, CSc., dean of the School of Law of the Charles University in Prague.

Individual lectures were held by:

10th September 1998

Prof. Józef Krukowski
Catholic University in Lublin, on topic: Current Problems of Religion Law in Poland.
Prof. Dr. Péter Erdő
Catholic University of Péter Pázmány in Budapest, on topic: Agreement between the Holy See and Republic of Hungary.

11th September 1998

Dr. Ján Duda
Theological Institute in Spišské Podhradie, Comenius University in Bratislava, on topic: Notes to the Religion Law in the Slovak Republic.
Assoc. Prof. JUDr. Jiří R. Tretera OP
School of Law of the Charles University in Prague, on topic: Position of Churches and Religious Societies in Legal System of the Czech Republic.

7th – 8th September 2000

Third season of Prague Dialogues on Church and State Relations: Religion Law in Germany and USA

The Church Law Society in co-operation with legal section of the Czech Christian Academy arranged on 7th September 2000 the international conference in the reading-room of library of the priory of Dominicans of St. Giles in Prague 1.
From 9 a.m. Dr. Karl Eugen Schlief from Münster, former chief of department of law of the Diocese Münster held a lecture on topic Changes in Religion Law in Area of Former DDR. Lecture was followed by a discussion.
After break a lecture was held by Mark E. Chopko from Washington, D. C., general counsel of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on theme Structures of Church and Its Financial Relation to the State Organs in the USA. Discussion followed.

During the second day of conference (Friday, 8th September 2001) foreign participants visited main Czech academical and church institutions.

2019

Fourth year of Prague Dialogues on Church and State Relations: Spiritual Service in Public Institutions

The Church Law Society, in cooperation with the School of Law of the Charles University in Prague, prepares for 12th - 16th June 2019 an international conference on the aforementioned topic. It involves the participation of leading experts in the field of religion law from the United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and other countries.