Jehovah's Witnesses V. Land Berlin: Requiring Religious Communities Seeking Public Corporation Status in Germany to Satisfy the "Meaning of Purpose of Corporation Status" Test
Brown, Scott Kent, II, Brigham Young University Law Review
Since 1949, Germany has had a strong commitment to neutrality in church-state relations.1 Such a commitment to neutrality prevents the German government from being "identified with a[n] [established] Church" and from taking "decisive action in the affairs of religious communities."2 In contrast "to the strong separationist mold of American church-state relations,"3 the German neutrality principle still allows a strong form of cooperation between the government and certain religious communities4 in Germany.5
This cooperation between the German government and certain religious communities has resulted in a two-tiered churchstate structure in Germany.6 At …
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Publication information: Article title: Jehovah's Witnesses V. Land Berlin: Requiring Religious Communities Seeking Public Corporation Status in Germany to Satisfy the "Meaning of Purpose of Corporation Status" Test. Contributors: Brown, Scott Kent, II - Author. Journal title: Brigham Young University Law Review. Volume: 1999. Issue: 2 Publication date: January 1, 1999. Page number: 673+. © Brigham Young University, Reuben Clark Law School 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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