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Thursday, 10 March 2022

EVENT, 10-11 March 2022: 2022 Church History Symposium--Latter-day Saints and Religious Liberty: Historical and Global Perspectives
(BYU Department of Church History and Doctrine and the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS, due 15 September 2021: 2022 Church History Symposium--Latter-day Saints and Religious Liberty: Historical and Global Perspectives
(BYU Department of Church History and Doctrine and the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Monday, 30 August 2021

EVENT, 30 August to 2 September 2021: #EUARE2021
(European Academy of Religion)

Friday, 20 August 2021

EVENT, August 2021: Dare to Overcome: Global Business Convention & Peace Awards (four-year global business, technology procurement, sustainable development and peace initiative)
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Friday, 30 July 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS, deadline 30 July 2021: International Institute for Religious Freedom Special Issue on Refugees and FoRB
(International Institute for Religious Freedom)

CALL FOR PAPERS, Proposals due by 30 July 2021: Special Issue on “Refugees and FORB”
(International Journal for Religious Freedom)

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

WEBINAR, 28 July 2021, (9AM New York/3PM Brussels): A Digital Revolution? Ethical Implications and Interreligious Engagement
(Ahead of the 2021 Italy G20 Summit Webinar Series (multiple sponsors))

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

WEBINAR, 14 July 2021, (9AM New York/3PM Brussels): Interfaith Initiatives to Achieve the Agenda 2030 Environmental Goals
(Ahead of the 2021 Italy G20 Summit Webinar Series (multiple sponsors))

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

WEBINAR, 30 June 2021 (9AM New York/3PM Brussels): Freedom of Religion or Belief to Promote Peace, Justice & Stronger Societies
(Ahead of the 2021 Italy G20 Summit Webinar Series (multiple sponsors))

Monday, 21 June 2021

ONLINE EVENT, 21 June 2021: Online Academy Europe challenged by populism: Churches as “the salt of the earth”?
(Conference of European Churches)

Friday, 18 June 2021

ONLINE EVENT, 18 June 2021 (1PM ET): Fierce Freedom with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
(Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

Thursday, 17 June 2021

EVENT, 17-19 June 2021: Religious Pluralism In An Era of Globalization
(Center for Studies on New Religions, Centre de Ressources et d’Observation de l’Innovation Religieuse, International Society for the Study of New Religions)

ONLINE EVENT, 15-17 June 2021: Religious Freedom Annual Review
(International Center for Law and Religion Studies, BYU Law)

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

WEBINAR, 9 June 2021, (9AM New York/3PM Brussels): G20 as a Driver to Reduce Poverty and Reignite Growth
(Ahead of the 2021 Italy G20 Summit Webinar Series (multiple sponsors))

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

WEBINAR, 8 June 2021: The Influence, Legacy and Future of the European Court of Human Rights in the International Legal Order
(European Society of International Law)

ONLINE EVENT, 8 June 2021 (9.30, 10.30, and 13.30 CET): The Influence, Legacy and Future of the European Court of Human Rights in the International Legal Order
(ESIL & iCourts Conference on the European Court of Human Rights)

Friday, 4 June 2021

WEBINAR, 4 June 2021: 7th Annual Law and Religious Freedom Conference
(University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law)

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

EVENT, 28 May - 2 June 2021: ‘Reconciled with creation: a call for urgent action on climate and biodiversity’
(13th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network, Bad Herrenalb, Germany)

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

FILM COMPETITION DEADLINE, 1 June 2021: Live what you believe: Freedom of belief is good for women's empowerment
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

CALL FOR PAPERS, deadline 1 June 2021: The Responsible Society in Early Modern Christianity. Voices & Fruits
(Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, and REFORC)

Monday, 31 May 2021

EVENT, 31 May-1 June 2021: ECEN Assembly—Reconciled with creation: A call for urgent action on climate and biodiversity
(European Christian Environmental Network Assembly)

CALL FOR ARTICLES, due 31 May 2021: Special Issue, "Religion and International Relations: What do we know and how do we know it?"
(Jeffrey Haynes, Guest Editor, Religions)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS due by 31 May 2021: Programs for the Parliament of the World’s Religions
(Parliament of the World's Religions)

Friday, 28 May 2021

VIRTUAL EVENT, 28 May 2021 (4PM in Rome): The Crisis of Religious Freedom in the Age of COVID-19 Pandemic
(Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Messina)

Thursday, 27 May 2021

ONLINE CONFERENCE, 27 May 2021 (13;00 CEST): The European Convention on Human Rights: Beyond a Treaty
(Kushtrim Istrefi, Luca Pasquet, and Claire Loven, Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (NNHRR), SIM, Montaigne and U-Call)

FACEBOOK LIVE SERIES, 13, 20 & 27 May 2021: Voices of Asian American Faith Freedom
(Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

WEBINAR, 26 May 2021 (9AM New York/3PM CEST-Brussels): Faith & Society Webinar Series [Ep. 3] | A Review of Recent Reports on International Freedom of Religion or Belief
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints European Office)

Sunday, 23 May 2021

WEBINAR SERIES, 24 April to 23 May 2021: CIGA Ramadan Webinar Series
(Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA))

Thursday, 20 May 2021

WEBINAR, 20 May 2021 (3PM in Amsterdam): Space for faith and belief actors in times of COVID-19
(Platform Freedom of Religion or Belief Worldwide in the Netherlands)

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

WEBINAR, 19 May 2021, (9AM New York/3PM Brussels): The Gift of Our World: Faith and Environmental Stewardship
(Ahead of the 2021 Italy G20 Summit Webinar Series (multiple sponsors))

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH, 18 May 2021 (5.00 – 6.30 p.m. UTC+2): Islamic Religious Education in Europe
(The University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA))

Monday, 17 May 2021

FINAL ORAL ROUND, 17-21 May 2021: The Ninth European Court of Human Rights Moot Court Competition (Final Round May 2021)
(The European Court of Human RIghts)

Saturday, 15 May 2021

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS (due date varies by region): KAICIID Fellows Programme
(KAICIID Dialogue Centre)

CALL FOR PAPERS, Abstracts due 15 May 2021: “Religion and the Rule of Law: Towards a Harmonious Relationship in the Era of Globalization”
(Institute for Global Engagement)

Thursday, 13 May 2021

WEBINAR, 13 May 2021 (12:30PM EDT): Public Religions in the COVID-19 World: A Conversation with José Casanova
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

WEBINAR, 12 May 2021 (10:30AM ET): USCIRF Hearing: Ending Genocide: U.S. Government Determinations and Next Steps
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

Saturday, 8 May 2021

A proclamation on National Day of Prayer
(The President, The White House)

National Day of Prayer inspires pleas for unity and justice
(Luis Andres Henao, David Crary and Mariam Fam, Associated Press)

Friday, 7 May 2021

Giving while Muslim: How Ramadan philanthropy has changed from 9/11 to COVID-19: Opinion
(Muhi Khwaja, Religion News Service: Opinion)

Religion Watch, Volume 36 No. 6
(Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion)

ONLINE EVENT, 6-7 May 2021: Freedom of Religion in Europe Today: Under Critical Investigation
(Institute for the Study of Freedom of Religion or Belief)

IS-land: Has the age of southern African terrorism properly begun?
(Richard Poplak, Daily Maverick)

Pittsburgh’s black Muslim history uncovered
(Jourdan Hicks, Public Source - stories for a better Pittsburg)

A story of how Pittsburgh was once a refuge for black Muslims
(Chris Hedlin, Public Source - stories for a better Pittsburg)

The biggest threat to Christian vitality is state support
(Nilay Saiya, Christianity Today)

Global pressure mounts for Nigerian atheist’s release after year in detention
(Fredrick Nzwili, Religion News Service)

Majority of World’s Population Lives in Countries That Violate Religious Freedom, Report Says
(Ines San Martin, The Tablet)

West African Christians say they are marginalized during Ramadan
(Karim Kamara and Omar Wale, DW)

African education group calls for code of conduct to be developed in Ghana public high schools
(Modern Ghana)

US Rep. Juan Vargas discusses religion in public life
(Maryam Beshara, The Observer)

Don’t expect an al-Qaida reboot in Afghanistan
(Daniel L. Byman, Brookings)

EJC partners with Christian, Muslim and Buddhist communities in EU-awarded grant to protect houses of worship
(European Jewish Congress)

Another Christian nurse falsely accused of blasphemy in Pakistan
(Morning Star News)

Ramadan in China: Faithful dwindle under limits on religion
(Ken Moritsugu and Dake Kang, Associated Press)

Ramzan in China: Faithful dwindle under limits on religion
(The Indian Express)

Are Christians in China next in line for ‘re-education’?
(Ewelina U. Ochab, Forbes)

A Finnish politician is facing jail for her Biblical beliefs: could the same happen in the UK?
(Julia Mann, Christian Today)

Burqa ban undermines national security and human rights
(Savitri Hensman, Ground Views)

Statement of the presidents of COMECE and CEC at the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe (PDF)
(Conference of European Churches)

Russia: Special bimonthly digest on freedom of religion (16-30.04.2021)
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Legislators urge Biden to address global religious persecution
(Catholic News Agency)

Call to protect free speech as MPs accuse media of anti-religious bias
(Henry Zeffman, The Times)

Artificial intelligence: Challenges and opportunities
(JoAnne Wadsworth, G20 Interfaith Forum Blog)

Denial of insurance coverage for gender dysphoria violates ACA
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Women-only gym sections give Connecticut justices pause
(Nick Rummell, Courthouse News Service)

Connecticut Supreme Court hears arguments in challenge to gym's women's section
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Court enjoins enforcement of NJ township's ordinances aimed at Orthodox Jewish community
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Eviction of church did not violate RLUIPA
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Judge tosses Rasta lawsuit against city and officials over shuttered Downtown church
(Ed Treleven, Wisconsin State Journal)

Rachel Zoll, much-admired AP religion writer, dead at 55
(David Crary, Associated Press)

Ethiopian Orthodox Church patriarch blasts Tigray ‘genocide’
(Cara Anna, Associated Press)

Palestinians, Israel police clash at Al-Aqsa mosque; 53 hurt
(Joseph Krauss, Associated Press)

Al-Aqsa worshippers protest Palestinian evictions in Jerusalem
(Al Jazeera)

AP Photos: Dwindling Armenians show Easter faith in Romania
(Andreea Alexandru And Vadim Ghirda, Associated Press)

Archdiocese sues Wisconsin over prisoner visit restrictions
(Associated Press)

Prison guard says he has been target of anti-Muslim hate
(Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press)

Black religious leaders decry Missouri bills as biased
(Associated Press)

Amid political crisis, Salvadoran bishops call for ‘authentic democracy’
(Rhina Guidos, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

New German law could ban headscarf for public employees
(Anadolu Agency)

Ban mock Jewish star at COVID protests, German anti-Semitism czar urges
(Deutsche Welle)

EPRID welcomes new EU Special Envoy
(European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination)

Kyrie Irving’s recent conversion puts a spotlight on athletes observing Ramadan
(Joseph Hammond, Religion News Service)

A Christian college sues to protect its values against the federal leviathan
(George Leef, The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal)

U.S.A. demonstrates support for Ukrainian church
(Religiia v Ukraine, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

New podcast: Religious wars over vaccines? They're more complex than those headlines
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

The politics of Holy Communion and what it says about news coverage of Joe Biden
(Clemente Lisi, GetReligion)

Pope Francis swears in 34 new recruits for world's smallest army
(Peter Kenny, Ecumenical News)

14 Essex rabbis sign letter of solidarity after Muslims pelted with eggs
(Jewish News)

UK urged to stay away from ‘anti-Jewish’ Durban conference by community leaders
(Michael Daventry, Jewish News)

Montenegro's limited coalition hammers away at perilous religion, nationality issues
(Andy Heil and Aneta Durovic, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty)

Ken Starr is right about religious liberty, but that might not be enough
(Casey Chalk, The Federalist)

Christians in Nepal persecuted by religious and political decree
(Rock Ronald Rozario, Union of Catholic Asian News)

Church autonomy and the corpus mysticum tradition
(Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

On the present disorders afflicting Catholic social teaching
(Law & Liberty)

Thursday, 6 May 2021

BOOK LAUNCH ONLINE, 6 May 2021 (19h00 CET): COVID-19 y libertad religiosa [COVID-19 and religious freedom]
(Rafael Palomino Lozano, Belén Rodrigo Lara, Javier Martínez-Torrón, Ana María Celis Brunet, Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación de España - Sección de Derecho Canónico y Eclesiástico del Estado)

WEBINAR, 6 May 2021 (1PM EDT): National Interfaith Prayer Service for Repentance and Reflection
(Religions for Peace)

WEBINAR, 6 May 2021 (2PM ET): Should I defend everyone's religious freedom?

WEBINAR, 6 May 2021 (12PM EDT): The Visit of Pope Francis to Iraq: Its Significance for Religious Relations
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

WEBINAR, 6 May 2021 (4PM in Zurich): Challenges faced by European churches and society during the pandemic. Where does this lead us?
(World Council of Churches)

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