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G20 INTERFAITH FORUM 2020: Bringing Faith and Policy Together
(Website, G20 Interfaith Forum Association)

Friday, 20 November 2020

LIVESTREAM EVENT, 20 November 2020: The ECHR Turns 70 – Taking Stock, Thinking Forward
(Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, Belgium)

Sunday, 1 November 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS, deadline 1 November 2020: Theme Issue on Conversion, Proselytization, Secularization
(Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, Journal of Law, Religion and State)

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

ZOOM EVENT, invitation to contribute, due 20 October 2020): The First International Scientific-Practical Conference “Modern Tendencies of Dialogue in Multidenominational Society: Philosophical, Religious, Legal View”
(Southern Caucasus Media Group)

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

WEBINAR SERIES: Artificial Intelligence and Religion | AIR2020/21 September 2020-April 2021
(Center for Religious Studies, Foundazione Bruno Kessler, Trento)

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, due 1 September 2020: J. Reuben Clark Law Society Religious Liberty Fellowship, Washington, D.C.
(J. Reuben Clark Law Society)

Announcing the Fifth Biennial Colloquium in Law & Religion (Fall 2020)
(Mark Movsesian, Center for Law and Religion Forum at St. John's University School of Law)

Thursday, 27 August 2020

ONLINE EVENT, 27 August 2020: Religious liberty & SCOTUS: A banner year for the free exercise of religion
(The Federalist Society)

Monday, 17 August 2020

ZOOM EVENT (RSVP required), 17-21 August: G20 Interfaith Forum: North America Regional Consultation
(GS Interfaith Forum, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs)

Thursday, 13 August 2020

SUMMER SCHOOL & INTERRELIGIOUS TRAINING SEMINAR, 2-13 August 2020: Religion in Times of Crisis. Live from Jerusalem
(Elijah Interfaith Institute)

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The Hagia Sophia—What’s law got to do with It?
(Mine Yildirim, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Viewpoints: An introduction to the G20 Interfaith Forum Blog
(Marianna Richardson, Viewpoints: A blog of the G20 Interfaith Forum)

The chess game of the G20 Interfaith Forum global strategy
(Jonatas Machado, Viewpoints: A blog of the G20 Interfaith Forum)

Faith and debt: Challenging the G20
(Katherine Marshall, Viewpoints: A blog of the G20 Interfaith Forum)

Freedom of Religion (blogpost based on an Interview with Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt
(Viewpoints: A blog of the G20 Interfaith Forum)

Respecting others as world citizens
(Sofia Caseiro, Viewpoints: A blog of the G20 Interfaith Forum)

Understanding the different perspectives of religious groups
(Mufti Nedzad Grabus, Viewpoints: A blog of the G20 Interfaith Forum)

Collective effort needed to fight sectarianism: Noor-ul-Haq Qadri
(Radio Pakistan)

Desecrated Harrisburg synagogue receives outpouring of support and solidarity; interfaith vigil planned
(Ivey DeJesus, Penn Live)

Interfaith Council extends time for religious gatherings, relaxes age restrictions
(Tracy Mutinda, The Star Kenya)

Stop Uyghur genocide: An appeal by religious leaders in support of the Uyghurs
(Bitter Winter: A Magazine on Religious Liberty and Human Rights in China)

State dept. commission cites religious freedom as ‘foremost’ among rights
(Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register)

11th Circuit: Ecclesiastical Abstention doctrine covers church leadership dispute
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

USCIRF condemns death sentence for Yahaya Sharif-Aminu on blasphemy charges
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

115 million American adults turn to prayer during coronavirus
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Conversation: Digitalization of religion in times of COVID-19
(Marco Ventura, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Prisoners of an image secularization as an epidemic
(Paolo Costa, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Digitalizing the Church? Different contexts, similar theological challenges in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches
(Regina Elsner, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Pagan communities in the time of pandemic
(Stanislav Panin, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Global church and home church in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
(Jennifer C. Lane, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Boris Johnson visits Catholic schools in London to push for re-starting in-person classes
(Charles Collins, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Nigerian bishops: ‘The killings must stop’
(Peter Ajayi Dada, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

After election in Belarus, Catholic leaders urge restraint, dialogue
(Jonathan Luxmoore, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Jehovah's Witnesses indicted in extreme far east of Russia
(UssurBator, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

Patriarch Kirill congratulates Lukashenko on winning Belarusian presidential election

No longer a clump of cells? Mainstream press stories on unborn use 'baby' language
(Julia Duin, GetReligion)

European Deputy asks action on crisis in far north of Mozambique.
(Zenit: The World Seen from Rome)

5 faith facts about Biden’s VP choice Kamala Harris — a Black Baptist with Hindu family
(Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service)

The power competition between Liberals and Conservatives in Pakistan
(Ali Abbas, Modern Diplomacy)

Giving up on God: The global decline of religion
(Ronald F. Inglehart, Foreign Affairs)

Iranian regime: Male gods and oppressed women
(Elchin Hatami, Modern Diplomacy)

HRW calls on Lao government to release dissidents
(Union of Catholic Asian News)

Co-option of religion by Saudi’s MBS spells disaster
(Nasim Ahmed, Middle East Monitor)

Vatican’s China deal may protect Chinese Catholics, keep Pope Francis silent
(Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service)

Tribe says border wall construction is trashing burial sites
(Bianca Bruno, Courthouse News Service)

Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue: The Free Exercise clause prevails
(Martha McCarthy, Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Why the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights should not ignore abortion
(Stefano Gennarini, Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute)

Church in Uganda razed overnight despite COVID-19 ban on evictions
(John Semakula, Religion Unplugged)

Christian leaders debate Zimbabwe’s reparations for white farmers
(Tawanda Karombo, Religion Unplugged)

Monday, 10 August 2020

Articles of interest - 10 August 2020
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Woman among 6 appointed to previous all male Vatican body welcomes move by Pope Francis
(Peter Kenny, Ecumenical News)

Monthly round-up: Key actions in our nation’s capital helping to advance religious freedom
(Jorge Gomez and Mia Gradick, First Liberty)

U.S. Department of Education reaffirms commitment to protecting the religious liberty of students and religious organizations
(U.S. Department of Education)

Italy approves outpatient use for abortion pill
(Associated Press)

Pope may be key to preserving Italy’s social compact on abortion
(John L. Allen Jr., Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Pope Francis: Even in times of darkness, God is there
(Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency)

Turkmenistan: Two jailed brothers, two second convictions
(Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service)

Turkmenistan: Two years in prison for two Jehovah’s Witnesses objecting to military service
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Church and state in Panama working together to fight Covid-19
(James Blears, Vatican News)

Bishops petition US Congress for emergency aid for Catholic schools
(Zenit: The World Seen from Rome)

Voronezh troops using torture on Jehovah's Witnesses
(Credo.Press, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

Fighting for the children
(Nicole Russell, Washington Examiner)

State Senator Robert Mills works to protect religious liberties of patients during a declared public health emergency
(Will Phillips, Minden-Press Herald)

What Catholic social teaching says about property rights
(Kelly S. Johnson, America: The Jesuit Review)

Voices from Cuba: Yoel Suárez
(FoRB in Full: A blog by CSW)

How attacks on faith, family, and conscience threaten all our freedoms
(Timothy Goeglein, The Daily Signal)

Ethical Society leader: Religious congregations should lead by example and close their doors
(Carolyn A. Parker, The Statesman)

School choice and the value of religious diversity
(Robert Maranto, National Review)

Google closes YouTube accounts linked to Iranian government
(Al-Monitor Iran Pulse)

Gulf investment woes, COVID economic crisis converge in Egypt
(Karen Young, Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East)

Cairo denounces Hagia Sophia move, develops Egypt's Christian sites
(George Mikhail, Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East)

Intel: Syria to build Hagia Sophia replica with Russian backing
(Joe Snell, Al-Monitor: Syria Pulse)

HK Catholic activists arrested, US lawmakers sanctioned in China crackdown
(Catholic News Agency)

Cardinal says Lebanon leaders should resign after Beirut blast
(Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency)

Catholic groups aid recovery after Beirut explosion
(Catholic News Agency)

Archbishop Carlson: Christ 'welcomes and challenges' those wrestling with gender identity
(Catholic News Agency)

8th Circuit vacates injunction against Arkansas abortion regulations
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Eighth Circuit OKs Arkansas abortion restrictions
(Daniel Conrad, Courthouse News Service)

Priest, a seminary rector, slain in El Salvador
(Associated Press)

Canada must boycott Beijing Olympics
(Don Hutchinson, Convivium: Canada's Premier Hub for Faith in Common Life)

Ukraine’s MFA condemns OCU eviction from cathedral in Russia-occupied Crimea
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Iran: Prison sentences for Rasht converts
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Christian watchdog group warns of “grave concerns” in Sri Lanka
(Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Rethinking American Establishment jurisprudence
(Eric Wang, Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Why isn’t climate change a bigger issue for the Orthodox?
(Haggai Resnikoff, Forward)

Jehovah's Witnesses locked up without bail for two months
(Kavkazskii Uzel, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

Symposium: Free exercise, RFRA and the need for a constitutional safety net
(Kim Colby, SCOTUSblog)

Tablighi Jamaat literature found in mosques in Mordovia, activists detained

Some 30 Belarusian priests join flash mob against vote-rigging in election

Law and religion round-up – 9th August
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Hospitals’ covid-19 policies face religious-rights checks by Trump Administration
(Stephanie Armour, The Wall Street Journal)

More than a building - why religious minorities are concerned about the Hagia Sophia conversion
(Ewelina U. Ochab, Forbes)

International conference explores religious diversity in higher education
(Sara Weissman, Diverse Education)

A Christian TikTok star says he's lost 'thousands' of followers after denouncing LGBTQ people and other religions
(Kat Tenbarge, Business Insider)

Leaders and thinkers of J&K bat for interfaith dialogue
(Ravi S. Singh, Tribune India)

32 Jharkhand communities seek inclusion of ‘Sarna’ religion
(Animesh Bisoee, Telegraph)

Nigerian singer sentenced to death for blasphemy in Kano state
(BBC News)

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