Law and Religion Headlines


Sunday, 23 August 2020

Dare to Overcome: Global Business Convention & Peace Awards (four-year global business, technology procurement, sustainable development and peace initiative)
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Monday, 6 April 2020

EVENT, 5 - 6 April 2020: Touro Law Center's 6th Annual National Moot Court Competition in Law & Religion
(Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center)

EVENT, 5-7 March 2020: International Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion in Rome
(European Academy of Religion)

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

EVENT, 3-5 March 2020 Artificial Intelligence and Religion – AIR2020
(International Conference, Centre for Religious Studies Centre for Information and Communication Technology Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento)

Saturday, 29 February 2020

NOMINATIONS OPEN, through 29 February 2020: Tokyo 2020 — 3rd Biannual Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards
(The UN Global Compact and Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Saturday, 1 February 2020

EVENT, 1st week of February 2020: World Interfaith Harmony Week
(PoWR and Others, The Parliament of the Worlds Religions)

Friday, 31 January 2020

APPLICATION PERIOD 1 December 2019 - 31 January 2020: Young Scholars Fellowship Program held in Oxford (Religion and the Rule of Law)
(International Center for Law and Religion Studies - Brigham Young University)

Friday, 10 January 2020

EVENT, 10 January 2020: Interfaith & LGBT Summit on Religious Liberty and Public Accommodations
(Idaho State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium)

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline 10 December 2019: Human Dignity and Human Rights – Christian Perspectives and Practices: A Focus on Constitutional and International Law
(International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

COURSE, 16-19 January 2020 (sign up by 10 December): "Be One" Ecumenical Course
(CEC, European Fellowship of Christian Youth, the Committee of Children and Youth at the Ecumenical Council in Finland and the Danish Youth Council)

Event, 10 December 2019: Silencing Religious Freedom in Africa: The Impact of Speech Restrictions
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Churches' Commission for Mirgrants in Europe
(CCME Website)

Friday, 6 December 2019

Methodist Church Southern Africa enters new era as women take up top positions
(Dion Forster, The Conversation)

US House passes Uyghur Act calling for tough sanctions on Beijing over Xinjiang camps
(Ben Westcott and Haley Byrd, CNN)

Congress advances bill condemning China ‘re-education’ camps
(Catholic News Agency)

Congress passes Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

USCIRF welcomes House passage of the Uighur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Unified Response Act of 2019, urges swift passage in the Senate
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

China blasts passage of US bill ordering sanctions over Uighur detention
(Aysha Khan, Religion News Service)

Anti-Catholic vandalism in Northern Ireland deters families, prompts investigation
(Catholic News Agency)

In Brazil, historic black lay Catholic 'brotherhoods' fight to survive
(Eduardo Campos Lima, Religion News Service)

Friday Five: Clergy abuse scandal, Buttigieg at church, politics of communion, N.T. Wright
(BobbyRoss Jr., Get Religion)

Serious question: Is Buttigieg being gay a reason for his low support among black voters in the South?
(Bobby Ross Jr., Get Religion)

NBC News toasts Pete Buttigieg in a hit piece aimed (#Surprise) at the Salvation Army
(Terry Mattingly, Get Religion)

Refugees from ultra-Orthodox Judaism get a sympathetic profile in the Washington Post
(Julia Duin, Get Religion)

The crisis of American Christianity, viewed from Great Britain (The theologian N. T. Wright is unfazed by the faith’s politicization in the U.S.)
(Emma Green, The Atlantic)

Pope Francis wants you to set up a Nativity scene to fight banal consumer Christmas
(Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service)

Los Angeles honors the unclaimed with an interfaith burial service
(Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service)

Missouri AG supports high school football coaches' prayer practices
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

MO Attorney General: It’s okay for football coaches to push Christianity on kids
(Hemant Mehta, Patheos Blog: Friendly Atheist)

3rd Circuit affirms dismissal of Title VII religious discrimination suit
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

He claimed Temple University fired him for being a Baptist; U.S. court doesn’t buy it
(Matt Miller, Penn Live)

Thousands protest Indian citizenship bill excluding Muslims
(Associated Press)

GOP Rep. pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptions
(Elana Schor, Associated Press)

India’s Muslims split in response to Hindu temple verdict
(Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press)

Thursday, 5 December 2019

EVENT, 5 December 2019: Global Conversations
(The Parliament of the Worlds Religions)

The confession ‘Heil Trump’ and an anti-gay slur were scrawled on an Indiana church right after Trump’s election. The investigation led to an unlikely suspect — and the discovery of a hate crime hoax.
(Peter Jamison, The Washington Post)

Is atheism a religion? The Ministry of National Revenue is a non-believer
(Jason Proctor, CBC News)

A new wave of clergy sex abuse cases is expected
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Atheism is not a religion, Canadian court rules in tax case
(Michael Foust, Christian Headlines)

USCIRF condemns arrests of Baha’is during Iran protests
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

Justice Department supports religious discrimination lawsuit over school voucher exclusion
(Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

German bishop charged with embezzling 6-figure sum
(Associated Press)

At Madrid climate talks, Catholics work to provide ‘moral perspective’
(Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service)

Former priest sues over inclusion on list of alleged abusers
(Associated Press)

Mexican diocese suspends evening Masses due to insecurity
(Catholic News Service)

Indonesia to deploy 160,000 people to protect churches for Christmas
(Catholic News Service)

American Jews are getting scared enough to hide their religion
(Dave Schechter, Religion Unplugged)

Elderly Jehovah's Witnesses woman locked up for half a year
(Interfax-Religiia, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

Moscow patriarchate promotes conservative social views
(Interfax-Religiia, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

Serbian president invites Putin to attend opening of St. Sava Cathedral in Belgrade
(Interfax-Religion)

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