Importance Of Civil Law

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People all over the world choose to follow a certain religion – loyal to a specific deity and complying with rules, traditions, and practices of the religious community. Contrastingly, some choose not to adhere to any religion, but to identify as agnostic or atheist. However, though they may be governed by the practice of their religious group, everyone in subject to federal law. The purpose of this report is to analyze the meanings of civil law and religious practice, to examine the importance of religious practices, and to answer the question: to what extent do religious practices take precedent over civil law?

Most countries follow one of two kinds of laws – common law or civil law. Common law is uncodified, meaning it has no formal collection
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He ruled ancient Rome from 527 A.D. to 565 A.D. and he rewrote the Roman law, “Corpus Juris Civilis,” or “Body of Civil Law.” Modern civil law systems worldwide are still based off of this (Civil Law Definition, Examples, Cases and Processes). Civil law is found in many parts of the world. Most countries in Central and South America have codified laws and counties in Asia such as Indonesia, Japan, and Lebanon have civil codes. Interestingly, many counties, such as the United States, have mixed jurisdictions – which means that they combine civil law with other legal forms like common law or customary law (LSU Law – Civil Law …show more content…
Religious beliefs, based on a deep understanding of holy writings, along with “theological concepts that flow from them such as divinity, creation, salvation, faith, and the community of believers” (Practice in the United States) shape these actions. Many religious traditions have practices such as sending out missionaries, prayer, and adherence to ethical codes. Examples of religious practices in Muslim religion include the wearing of a hijab, praying, and fasting (PBS). Similarly, in Jewish tradition, adherents pray, fast, and observe religious holidays such as Hanukah (Jewish Beliefs and Practices). Finally, in the Christian faith, people practice things such as prayer and keeping the Sabbath – or going to church and resting on Sunday (What Are Christian

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