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Thursday, 18 February 2021

EVENT, 18-20 February 2021: European Regional Pre-Assembly for WCC 11th Assembly
(Conference of European Churches and World Council of Churches, Warsaw, Poland)

Monday, 7 September 2020

EVENT, 7-9 September 2020: Sixth ICLARS Conference Human Dignity, Law, and Religious Diversity: Designing the Future of Inter-Cultural Societies
(International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies)

6th ICLARS Conference in Córdoba: Provisional list of panels
(International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS))

6th ICLARS Conference in Córdoba: Provisional list of papers
(International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS))

Saturday, 29 August 2020

EVENT, 29 August 2010: ‘Reconciled with creation: a call for urgent action on climate and biodiversity’
(13th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network, Bad Herrenalb, Germany)

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)

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

EVENT, 7-10 July 2020: 7th Summer School on Human Rights
(Conference of European Churches, The Evangelical Church in German, Berlin)

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

EVENT, 2 June 2020: TIMES Symposium 2020
(The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post-Graduate Forum - UK)

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Special Issue CALL FOR PAPERS, deadline 31 May 2020: Religious Education, Law and the Judiciary: National, International and Supranational Perspectives
(Special Issue, British Journal of Religious Education)

Monday, 11 May 2020

EVENT, 11-15 May 2020 (Register before 15 March): 16th European Conference on Asylum 2020 Palermo and Rome
(Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) with support of the Federazione delle Chiese Evangeliche in Italia (FCEI) and Diakonie Deutschland)

Thursday, 30 April 2020

INVITATION (apply until 30 April 2020): Young Theologians in Communion, at Westminster College, Cambridge/UK, 14-18 October 2020
(Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE))

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS, due 15 April 2020: 70 Years ECHR Conference at Ghent University
(Posted by Antoine Buyse, ECHR Blog)

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)

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Latest issue: Oxford Journal of Law and Religion
(various, Oxford University Press)

Latest issue of the Journal of Law and Religion (open access until February 15)
(various, Cambridge University Press)

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

EVENT, 17-21 March 2020: Religion Communication Congress, Communicating Faith in the Public Square, Washington, D.C.
(Religion Communication Congress)

Friday, 6 March 2020

CONTEST, deadline 6 March 2019: Annual Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest
(Baptist Joint Commission for Religious Liberty)

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

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

Saturday, 29 February 2020

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

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

EVENT, 25 February 2020: Neurodiversity in the Torah
(The Jewish Law Institute, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center)

Saturday, 22 February 2020

2020 census is counting on religious leaders to promote participation
(Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service)

More Ryan Burge charts: Is there a 'cradle gap' that leads to a 'pew gap' in politics?
(Terry Mattingly, Get Religion)

Azerbaijan, Jehovah’s Witnesses and “unapproved” religious literature
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Former Israeli lawmaker arrested after escorting US congressmen on Temple Mount
(Marcy Oster, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Religious freedom law thwarting Trump in curtailing illegal immigration
(Stephen Dinan, Washington Times)

Friday, 21 February 2020

EVENT, 21 February 2020: Is Christianity Shrinking or Shifting? Findings from the World Christian Encyclopedia, 3rd edition
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Are U.S. 'nones' still rising, or stalling? Update on potential top trend affecting pews in 2020s
(Richard Ostling, Get Religion)

“Public health funerals” and “direct cremation” – an update
(David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK)

This week's podcast: What do Oprah and Michelle have that Bernie and Bloomberg need?
(Terry Mattingly, Get Religion)

Washington Post says blue USA needs 'a healer': So Oprah and Michelle are in savior biz
(Terry Mattingly, Get Religion)

Persecuted Christians are not given much hope in 2020
(Ewelina U. Ochab, Forbes)

Pompeo: Religious Freedom Alliance will stop bad actors, advocate for persecuted
(Madison Hirneisen, Washington Times)

Tajikistan: Churches, mosque confiscated, no sign of promised kindergarten
(Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service)

Baltimore County’s zoning code found to violate RLUIPA’s equal terms provision
(Evan Seeman, RLUIPA-Defense)

Court says student evangelists may preach in Chicago's Millennium Park
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Wheaton College students allowed to preach in Millennium Park, judge says
(Sam Charles, Chicago Sun Times)

DOJ sues Nebraska village for refusing building permits to church
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Justice Department files lawsuit against the Village of Walthill, Nebraska, for restrictions on non-denominational Christian church trying to build a place of worship
(U.S. Department of Justice)

Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional
(Chayut Setboonsarng, Reuters)

Swiss court says company's logo is not offensive to Christians
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Jägermeister logo is not religiously offensive, court rules
(Swiss Info)

Thousands light up joints during Hindu festival in Nepal
(Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press)

Controversial church at center of S Korean outbreak
(Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press)

Ep. 01: Respecting Religion and the National Prayer Breakfast (Podcast)
(Sound Cloud, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

For Napoli fans, the team is a religion and Maradona is god
(Andrew Dampf, Associated Press)

Pope says revision of canon law section on crime, penalties is necessary
(Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service)

Israel calls on Belgium to scrap parade over anti-Semitism
(Associated Press)

Bishop fears new UK immigration restrictions could increase human trafficking
(Charles Collins, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Orrin Hatch to be honored for religious freedom legacy with Canterbury Medal
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News Faith)

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