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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)

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)

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)

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
(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)

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS DUE 10 February 2202, Event 2 June 2020: TIMES Symposium 2020
(The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post-Graduate Forum - UK)

Thursday, 13 February 2020

EVENT, 13-14 February 2020: Faith-Based ERG Conference
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Saturday, 8 February 2020

EVENT, 8 February 2020: Harvard Series Speaking Event: Is religious freedom under attack and does it matter?
(David N. Hempton, Dean of the Harvard Divinity School, Christian Center Park Ciy, Utah)

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

APPLICATIONS DUE 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)

Thursday, 30 January 2020

EVENT, 30 January 2020: Pope Francis’ Vision of Peace: Disarmament, Development, and Inclusiveness in the Catholic Conception of Just Peace
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

EVENT, 28 January 2020: Defenders of the Faith? National Populism and Religion in Western Europe and the United States
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Thursday, 23 January 2020

EVENT, 23 January 2020: Christians in American Public Life: Confronting Controversies and Cultivating Common Ground
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Monday, 20 January 2020

EVENT, 20 January 2020: Rights, dignity and religion: responding to 'modern slavery'
(at St Mary’s Church & Conference Centre, Sheffield, The University of Sheffield)

Faith and anti-trafficking website
(An ESRC funded research project at the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds)

CALL FOR PAPERS, DUE 20 January 2020: Expert Seminar and Special Issue on “The Impact of Religious Freedom Research”
(Special Issue of the International Journal for Religious Freedom (IJRF), International Institute for Religious Freedom)

EVENT, 20 January 2020: Religion in the Streets: Tips for Sharing Scholarship with the Public
(Webinar with Katie Day (Emerita, United Lutheran Seminary) and David Morgan (Duke University), The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute (Public Scholars Project))

Friday, 17 January 2020

Articles of interest - 13 January 2020
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

New federal proposals on grants to religious entities, campus speech and guidance on school prayer
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Remarks by President Trump on the announcement of guidance on Constitutional prayer in public schools
(The White House)

Trump offers new guidance on school prayer amid rift with evangelical magazine
(John Fritze, USA Today)

Suit in India over discriminatory citizenship law
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

State of Kerala sues India in Supreme Court alleging citizenship law is discriminatory
(Alina Rizvi, Jurist)

6th Circuit: Mosque is not in interstate commerce under federal arson statute
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Online site has immunity in banning conversion therapy videos
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Pastor loses suit over gay-conversion videos on Vimeo
(Amanda Ottaway, Courthouse News Service)

8th Circuit hears arguments in religion clause challenge to Missouri abortion restrictions
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Eighth Circuit hears Satanist’s challenge to Missouri abortion law
(Joe Harris, Courthouse News Service)

Supreme Court grants review in contraceptive mandate exemption case
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Supreme Court will hear Little Sisters' plea to keep caring for the elderly poor
(Becket Law)

Officials: Iraq’s top cleric discharged from hospital
(Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press)

Brazil fires top culture official over Nazi-linked comments
(Diane Jeantet and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press)

Protests against citizenship law continue unabated in India
(Sheikh Saaliq and Ashok Sharma, Associated Press)

Germany: Ugly anti-Semitic remnant at center of court battle
(Geir Moulson and Kerstin Sopke, Associated Press)

Pakistani court hands down 55-year sentences to 86 Islamists
(Munir Ahmed, Associated Press)

Pence courts evangelical Latino voters in Florida
(Tamara Lush, Associated Press)

Trump administration announces guidance on prayer in school, new regulations on faith-based partnerships
(Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

USCCB president urges nation to overcome racism that still clouds hearts
(Catholic News Service)

Watchdog says persecution of Christians ‘taking a technological turn’
(Nick Mayrand, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

India Christian activist says protests against proposed Jesus statue ‘unjustified’
(Nirmala Carvalho, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Spanish cardinal: ‘Marxist communism … has been reborn’ in the country
(Catholic News Service)

Australian archbishop rejects breaking seal of confession for abusers
(Michael Sainsbury, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Iran: Khamenei praises attack on US bases as 'day of god'
(Deutsche Welle)

Moderate Jewish Democrats push bill to reverse Trump ban on migration from some Muslim countries
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Donald Trump is promising ‘big action’ on school prayer to rally Evangelical voters
(Katie Reilly, TIME)

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