Religion, Land, and Rights

Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law, Spring 2011

Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-016

14 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2011  

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Indiana University Bloomington

Date Written: Spring 2011

Abstract

This essay makes the argument that the controversy about the Park51 mosque is better understood when it is seen as a problem of religious establishment than when it is seen as a problem of religious tolerance. The religious and legal history of the property originally granted to Trinity Church Wall Street is used to illustrate two contemporary forms of American religion now occupying Trinity land, the proposed Park51 Muslim center and the former World Trade Center site.

Keywords: religion, private property, first amendment

Suggested Citation

Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers, Religion, Land, and Rights (Spring 2011). Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law, Spring 2011; Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1804456

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan (Contact Author)

Indiana University Bloomington ( email )

Bloomington, IN
United States

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