Unholy Discrimination

ab 24,90 

Denise Buser

An overview of the legal rules governing the consideration of the balance of interests between gender equality and the freedom of religion in access to leading spiritual offices

ISBN 978-3-643-80245-3
Band-Nr. 25
Jahr 2017
Seiten 110
Bindung broschiert
Reihe ReligionsRecht im Dialog / Law and Religion


The study Unholy Discrimination addresses conflicts between gender equality and
religious freedom, including the lack of female access to
leading spiritual offices. In the Roman Catholic Church,
canon law forbids female priesthood: „Only a baptised man
can validly receive sacred ordination“ (can. 1024).

The study takes a legal approach to the equal treatment of
men and women. It discusses whether this method is
appropriate to the field of religion, and also considers
conflicts that arise from the state’s duty to protect the
fundamental rights of all its citizens.

Denise Buser is a lecturer and titular
professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Basel,

the University of Lucerne, Switzerland.