The Economist carries an article on church property disputes, mainly with reference to the Diocese of New Westminster.
See Faith in courts.
Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Thursday, 6 January 2011 at 11:51pm GMT | TrackBack
As the season of goodwill fades, an old problem returns: religious disputes that draw in secular courts
PULSES rarely race in Shaughnessy, a genteel, old-money district of Vancouver where mature cedars shield mansions with giant drawing-rooms. But the splendid Anglican church there, which draws worshippers from across the city, is the centre of a dispute that arises in many countries: how should judges rule in religious rows? Usually such quarrels involve worldly goods and rival claims to be the true believers. They quickly raise theological issues normally settled in church councils, not the courtroom…