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Friday, 12 April 2024

EVENT SERIES, Spring 2024: Free Exercise Speaker Series
(Yale Law School)

Thursday, 7 March 2024

EVENT, 7 March 2024: Robert P. George Lecture: The Constitution and Civic Virtue (Provo, Utah, USA)
(Wheatley Institute, Brigham Young University)

Monday, 26 February 2024

EVENT, 26 February 2024: Writing and Publishing in the Law of the ECHR: A Workshop for Early Career Researchers
(University of Essex and Academy for European Human Rights Protection, University of Cologne)

Wednesday, 31 January 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS, deadline for responses 31 January 2024: Seventh ICLARS Conference: The Accommodation of Religion or Belief in the Public Sphere: Undeserved Privilege or Fundamental Right?
(International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS))

EVENT, 30-31 January 2024: IRF Summit 2024 (Washington, DC, USA)
(IRF Summit)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, deadline 31 January 2024: Young Scholars Fellowship on Religion and the Rule of Law (hosted at Christ Church, Oxford)
(International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS), Brigham Young University)

Monday, 1 January 2024

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Seventh Annual Conference - Palermo, 20-23 May 2024
(The European Academy of Religion)

Friday, 22 December 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS, abstracts due 22 December 2023: Embedding Human Rights in Digital Design
(University of Oxford)

Sunday, 17 December 2023

VIRTUAL EVENT, 17 December 2023 (10AM ET): Human Rights Violations & Restrictions on Religious Freedom in Colombia
(Margarita Jaramillo, International Commission for Human Rights and Religious Freedom)

Friday, 15 December 2023

EVENT, 15 December 2023 (12PM ET): Faith and Flourishing Societies (Washington, DC, USA)
(Faith & Law)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, due 15 December 2023: Human Rights Accountability of Non-Universally Recognised States and State-Like Entities
(Centre for Accountability and Liability Law, Utrecht University)

CALL FOR PAPERS, proposals due 15 December 2023: Law, Religion, and Artificial Intelligence: Risks and Opportunities of an Uncertain Future
(Journal of Law and Religion, Emory University)

Wednesday, 13 December 2023

VIRTUAL EVENT, 13 December 2023 (11AM ET): USCIRF Conversation: Religious Freedom for Indigenous Communities in Latin America
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

VIRTUAL EVENT, 13 December 2023 (12:30 GMT): The Impact of International Monitoring Mechanisms on Human Rights in the UK
(Linked In, Centre for European Law and Internationalisation - CELI)

Monday, 11 December 2023

EVENT, 11-12 December 2023: Workshop: The changing faces of nationalism in Central- and Eastern Europe
(Cambridge Interfaith Programme)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS, deadline 11 December 2023: Combating Hate Speech in Sport
(Council of Europe)

Thursday, 7 December 2023

EVENT, 7 December 2023 (6PM CET): Conference on Laudate Deum and the EU’s Green Transition (Brussels, Belgium)
(The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE))

VIRTUAL EVENT, 7 December 2023 (10:30AM ET): USCIRF Hearing - Religious Minorities and Governance in Iraq
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

VIRTUAL EVENT, 5 December 2023 (13:00 CET): Seeking and serving the truth? What role do Churches play in Misinformation & Disinformation?
(World Council of Churches)

VIRTUAL EVENT, 5 December 2023 (9AM EDT): Interfaith Responses to Gender-Based Violence: A Fireside Chat
(Religions for Peace)

Monday, 4 December 2023

Philippines: ISIL claims responsibility for bombing at Catholic mass in Philippines
(Al Jazeera)

Philippines identifies suspects after bombing at Sunday mass
(Voice of America)

VIRTUAL EVENT, 4 December 2023 (3:30 PM Brussels): The Future of Freedom of Religion or Belief and Human Rights
(Andrea Benzo, Nazila Ghanea, and Jack N. Gerard, European Union & International Affairs Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Indonesia-Pakistan collaboration: Religious diversity, youth initiatives, and economic ties take center stage
(Associated Press of Pakistan)

India: NMC logo must be religion-neutral: doctors
(Bindu Shajan Perappadan, The Hindu)

Indian Medical Association objects to NMC logo depicting Hindu deity, demands religion-neutral emblem
(Deccan Herald)

India: Modi government attempting to thrust UCC that wipes out customers: DMK MP
(Shemin Joy, Deccan Herald)

Sikh festival of Bandi Chhor Divas celebrates religious freedom
(Church of Scientology)

Rights of religious minorities in Europe, a delicate balance says MEP Maxette Pirbakas
(Juan Sanchez Gil, The European Times)

Religious freedom under fire: media complicity int he persecution of minority faiths
(Juan Sanchez Gil, The European Times)

USCIRF releases report on religious freedom in Belarus
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

Australia: Voluntary assisted dying laws partly invalid
(Neil Foster, Law and Religion Australia)

44th Universal Periodic Review of human rights: UK statement on Turkmenistan
(UK Mission to the WTO, UN and Other International Organisations (Geneva), GOV.UK)

Church calls on Scottish Government to end child poverty
(The Church of Scotland)

Islamic ADR in Britain: Diversity, Hybridity, and Women’s Experiences of Community Justice
(Fouzia Azzouz, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion)

Law and religion roundup – 3rd December
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Churches and partners unite against modern slavery through new global Lent resource
(World Council of Churches)

Nearly a quarter of young Brits open to banning the Bible if it includes 'hate speech'
(Premier Christian News)

Listening to Muslim Women’s Lived Expertise Concerning Surviving Family Violence and Seeking Islamic Community Divorce in the Australian Context
(Ghena Krayem and Leticia Funston, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion)

Cambodia: Integrating 'human dignity' in human rights education
(The University of Sydney Law School)

TPNRD holds conference in Sarajevo
(Religion & Diplomacy: A Resource of the Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion and Diplomacy)

Statement by Abid Raja, Chair of IPPFoRB, on the increasing hate speech, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia following the Israel-Hamas war
(International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB))

In US, some Muslim-Jewish interfaith initiatives are strained by Israel-Hamas war
(Luis Andres Henao and Mariam Fam, Associated Press)

Christian non-profit cannot rescind job offer because of same-sex marriage
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Nigeria: Amid killings of Christians, experts warn Nigeria may risk ‘religious war’
(Ngala Killian Chimtom, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

A Ukrainian priest and a chaplain prayed in the Senate for lawmakers to make decisions "corresponding to God's Will"
(Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU))

Mozambique: Fostering peace through dialogue: KAICIID's initiative in Northern Mozambique
(KAICIID Dialogue Centre)

Building cultures, fostering peace: KAICIID’s role in ASEAN’s interreligious dialogue initiative
(KAICIID Dialogue Centre)

Life & death, an unstable scale: The European Court of Human Rights approach to euthanasia in Mortier v. Belgium
(Anna M. Puigderrajols Triadó, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

North Korea: Sisters separated for decades – the story of Kyu Li and Cheol-Ok
(Ellis Heasley, FoRB in Full: A blog by CSW)

Russia: Religious persecution and issues – Bimonthly Digest Nov. 16-31
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

China: Religious persecution and issues – Bimonthly digest November 16-30
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Leader of Tibetan government in exile warns France over China's policies
(Jan van der Made, Radio France Internationale)

Government offices in EU can ban wearing of religious symbols, court rules
(Ashifa Kassam, The Guardian)

How four nuns became the first Native American women to serve in the U.S. military
(Mariel Padilla, The 19th)

Proposed ban on religious instruction in Colorado’s state-funded preschools may spark legal fight
(Ann Schimke, Denver Post)

Friday, 1 December 2023

Introducing the G20 Interfaith Podcast Series
(G20 Interfaith Forum)

Religious freedom and SOGI rights: Reflections on the UN Independent Expert Report
(Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

A promise of human freedom: Synergies between the right to freedom of religion or belief and LGBTQI+ rights
(Marie Juul Petersen and Dmytro Vovk, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Freedom of religion or belief and the rights of LGBT+ persons in accordance with the gospel of the UN Independent Expert on SOGI rights
(Thiago Alves Pinto, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Freedom of religious expression, hate speech, and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
(Montserrat Gas-Aixendri, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Human rights for everyone, everywhere: The report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexuality and gender
(Christine M. Venter, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

CALL FOR PAPERS, abstracts due 1 December 2023: Conference on Religious Freedom in South Africa with the theme: Freedom of Religion or Belief in a Democracy
(International Institute for Religious Freedom)

How religious leaders can regain trust
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)

EU states can ban religious symbols in public workplaces
(Lipika Pelham, BBC News)

US says it foiled alleged plot to assassinate Sikh activist in New York
(Phil McCausland, BBC News)

To tackle hate against Jews and Muslims, EU governments need better statistics
(Almaz Teffera, Human Rights Watch)

Legal Thought and Eastern Orthodox Christianity: The Addresses of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
(Edited By Norman Doe, Aetios Nikiforos, Routledge)

Why is Christmas a federal holiday?
(Hannah Santos, Freedom Forum)

How the ‘Reindeer Rule’ keeps Christ in Christmas displays
(Freedom Forum)

Scandiano church vandalized and statue of Mary beheaded
(Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe)

Russia’s Supreme Court bans 'international LGBT movement', effectively outlawing activism
(France 24)

Chinese Christians use Zoom for church. Their government is making that harder.
(Sean Cheng and Angela Lu Fulton, Christianity Today)

Podcast: S5, Ep. 07: Barbara Jordan’s 1986 speech on church-state separation resonates today
(Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

India: Authorities begin raids to seize halal products following ban
(CSW: Everyone Free to Believe)

India: What to know about the Sikh independence movement following US accusation that activist was targeted
(Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press)

India’s transnational extrajudicial murders are global religious nationalism
(Tarunjit Singh Butalia, Religion News Service)

South Africa's anti-Israel stance alarms country's Jews
(David Ehl, Deutsche Welle)

The friendship between Catholics and Jews goes deeper than diplomacy
(Guy Alaluf, America: The Jesuit Review)

War destroying Ukraine's cultural heritage at scale 'not seen since WWII'
(Aristos Georgiou, Newsweek)

Wavering Havering: London council U-turn means Chanukah celebration CAN now go ahead
(Lee Harpin, Jewish News)

Christian worker fired after refusing to work during church's Sunday service
(Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe)

Equality and Human Rights Monitor 2023
(Equality and Human Rights Commission)

British Appeals Court upholds preacher's fraud conviction for selling COVID preventative
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Ecclesiastical court judgments – November
(David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK)

Law Commission project on burial and cremation: latest
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Congolese electoral body accuses cardinal of "preparing the ground for protests"
(Guy Aimé Eblotié, La Croix International)

House panel chairman demands release of imprisoned Nicaraguan Catholic bishop
(Mark A. Kellner, The Washington Times)

Dogmatic developments in interreligious dialogue
(Mario Imperatori, La Civiltà Cattolica)

Explainer: HHS targets faith-based providers in LGBTQ foster care rule
(Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission)

On World AIDS Day, focus on how churches can “Let Communities Lead!”
(World Council of Churches)

Interfaith talanoa dialogue brings “ethical, moral, and spiritual voice” to COP28
(World Council of Churches)

Iran: Religious persecution and issues – Monthly digest November
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Column from Belarus: Why ultra-Orthodox activists are fighting against national culture
(Zmicier Chviedaruk, Christian Network Europe)

Prisoner voting rights and the ECHR: Myslihaka and Others v. Albania
(Steve Foster, Strasbourg Observers)

Catholic parish fights to protect its religious mission from Michigan politicians

Canada: Menorah won't be displayed outside Moncton city hall for first time in 20 years
(Nipun Tiwari, CBC News)

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