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Friday, 18 August 2023

EVENT, 14-18 August 2023: 2023 Parliament of the World's Religions (Chicago, USA)
(A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom & Human Rights, Parliament of the World's Religions)

Friday, 6 January 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS, abstracts due by 6 January 2023: Global Semiotics and Everyday Legal Claims - Intercultural Use of Law, Interreligious Dialogue and Translation Ethics
(Pontificia Università Antonianum)

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

EVENT, 7 December 2022 (7PM ET): 2022 Lantos Human Rights Prize Ceremony
(Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice)

Thursday, 1 December 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS (Publication December 2022): Inaugural Issue JSLR
(Journal of the Sociology of Law and Religion)

Friday, 11 November 2022

EVENT, 11 November 2022: Utah [email protected], Veteran’s Day Conference Nov. 11
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Thursday, 10 November 2022

EVENT, 10-11 November 2022: International Law and Religion Moot Court
(Brazilian Center of Studies in Law and Religion)

Friday, 4 November 2022

EVENT, 3-4 November 2022: 3rd Brazilian Congress of Religious Law (Portuguese)
(Instituto Brasileiro de Direito e Religião)

Thursday, 3 November 2022

EVENT, 31 October - 3 November 2022: Annual Forum on Religion and Sustainable Development
(International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD))

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS, proposals due by 1 November 2022: Theology and Jurisprudence Symposium
(Adelaide Law School)

Thursday, 27 October 2022

EVENT, 27 October 2022: Faith in Action Gala
(Outreach Aid to the Americas)

EVENT, 27 October 2022: 5th Annual DFW Interfaith Summit
(DFW Alliance for Religious Freedom)

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

WEBINAR, 18 October 2022 (3PM EDT): Religious Liberty: How Safe Is Religious Freedom in America?
(American Philanthropic)

Saturday, 15 October 2022

CALL FOR PROPOSALS, deadline 15 October 2022: Arab Region Dialogue Initiatives
(KAICIID Dialogue Centre)

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS: deadline 15 October 2022: Clothed in Religion: Religion, Law, and Religious Attire/Garb
(Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS: deadline 15 October 2022: Who Does the Healing?: Religion, Law, Healthcare, and Medicine
(Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

EVENT, 12 October 2022 (19:00 CET): Mass for Europe (Bruxelles)
(The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE))

Friday, 7 October 2022

EVENT, 6-7 October 2022: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Times of Migration
(Observatory on Religious Freedom in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ORFECT))

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

EVENT, 2-4 October 2022: 29th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium
(International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS), Brigham Young University)

WEBINAR, 2-4 October 2022: International Day of Nonviolence Event
(The International Center for Religion & Diplomacy)

Monday, 3 October 2022

CALL FOR PROPOSALS, deadline 3 October 2022: 2023 Chicago Parliament
(Parliament of the World's Religions)

Friday, 30 September 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS, submissions due 30 September 2022: 2023 Ivory Coast Conference
(African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS))

EVENT, 30 September 2022 (5PM EDT): Conference on Vodou & Development
(Centre Culturel Spirtuel et Traditionnel and CUNY Haitian Studies Institute)

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS, deadline 30 September 2022: Exploring Identities: Religious Freedom, Religious Liberty, and the Law
(Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Thursday, 29 September 2022

EVENT, 29 September 2022 (12PM CDT): “The New Thoreaus”: How the law should treat religious “Nones”
(The University of Texas at Austin)

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

WEBINAR, 28 September 2022 (10:30AM ET): Religious Freedom, Violence, and U.S. Policy in Nigeria
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

EVENT, 28 September 2022 (5:30PM EDT): "Others in Their Own Land" film screening and panel discussion (Washington, DC)
(U.S. Baha'i Office of Public Affairs)

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

EVENT, 27 September 2022 (12:30PM MST): The Coalition on Human Dignity and Religious Freedom, Phoenix, AZ, USA
(The Coalition on Human Dignity)

WEBINAR, 27 September 2022 (10AM ET): Ukrainian Religious Actors and Organizations after Russia's Invasion: The Struggle for Peace
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Monday, 26 September 2022

EVENT, 26 September 2022 (12:30PM ET): Race, Religion, and Black Lives Matter
(The Center for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Notre Dame)

Dissident: ‘Iranian women are furious’ over headscarf death
(Associated Press)

Children in Pakistan expelled from school just for being Ahmadi Muslim
(Twitter, International Human Rights Committee (IHRC))

India bishops say “forced conversion” law is actually an obstacle to helping poor
(John Burger, Aleteia)

Iran: What to know about the Iranian protests over Mahsa Amini’s death
(Anisha Kohli, Time)

India: Hijab ban: Before court judges the practice of a religion, it must understand tradition of a faith
(Nizamuddin Ahmad Siddiqui, Scroll)

Using religion in Kazakhstan to find common bonds, ground
(Judith Sudilovsky , The Jerusalem Post)

Say ‘yes to a world united among peoples,’ urges Holy See
(United Nations)

Iran: UN experts strongly condemn death of Mahsa Amini
(Modern Diplomacy)

Canada: 'Staggering': Religious organizations create $10.3M in ripple-effect benefits to Georgina community
(Amanda Persico, Toronto Star)

Grim briefs Vietnam delegation at Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Sunday, 25 September 2022

EVENT, 19-25 September 2022: Holistic Climate Solutions Summit
(Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation)

Friday, 23 September 2022

American Jewish Committee honors UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed for leading UN action on combating global antisemitism
(American Jewish Committee)

Secretary-General's remarks at the High-Level Meeting on the 30th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration on Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities
(United Nations)

EVENT, 22-23 September 2022: Radicalisation, Secularism, and the Governance of Religion: Research and Policy Conference
(European University Institute (EUI))

EVENT, 21-23 September 2022: Tokyo Peace Roundtable – Beyond War and Towards Reconciliation: Convening Multi-Religious Peace Roundtables
(Religions for Peace)

Podcast: A special ‘Mormon Land’ from Spain: Why everyone should care about religious freedom, not just Latter-day Saints
(Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune)

There is no religious freedom argument for abortion in Islam
(Ismail Royer, Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Iran: Mahsa Amini’s death sparks anger towards Iran’s morality police
(Al Jazeera)

Iran: The death of Mahsa Amini in Iran demands consequential diplomacy by US
(Knox Thames, Religion News Service)

New book: Human Rights Commitments of Islamic States: Sharia, Treaties and Consensus
(Paul McDonough, Bloomsbury Publishing)

Smith on liberalism and hate speech
(Marc O. DeGirolami, Law and Religion Forum, St. John's Law School Center for Law & Religion)

Dozens of religious freedom groups urge State Dept. to take stronger stance on Nigeria
(Ryan Foley, The Christian Post)

Photos of the week: Queen Elizabeth II funeral; Iranian unrest
(Kit Doyle, Religion News Service)

Indian government warns of rise in hate crimes, 'anti-India activities' in Canada
(Richard Raycraft, CBC News)

Taliban: Car bomb near Kabul mosque kills 7, wounds 41
(Ebrahim Noroozi and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press)

Maine OKs 1st religious school for tuition reimbursement
(David Sharp, Associated Press)

Milwaukee hospital ends religious exemption for vaccine
(Associated Press)

School gets declaratory relief stating that it should have receive state bus transportation
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

RLUIPA suit charges city attempt to prevent growth of Orthodox Jewish population
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

U.S. senator draws criticism for espousing dangerous Christian nationalism mythology
(Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

In ad blitz, watchdog group projects political heft of nonreligious Americans
(Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service)

Why Pope Francis chose to highlight religious freedom during his visit to Kazakhstan
(J. Eugene Clay, The Conversation)

Why China feels threatened by the moral authority of a 90-year-old Catholic bishop
(Scott D. McDonald, The Conversation)

Top Vatican diplomat meets Russian foreign minister
(Elise Ann Allen, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Ireland: Evangelical preachers sue Garda over alleged breach of religious freedom
(Conor Gallagher, The Irish Times)

Northern Ireland has more Catholics than Protestants for first time
(Amanda Ferguson and Padraic Halpin, Reuters)

Pakistan: Transgender rights in focus amid religious complaints
(Haroon Janjua, Deutsche Welle)

Religious education on trial
(Tal Fortgang, Law & Liberty)

Peru: Catholic bishops in Peru address refugee issue
(La Croix International)

The voice of Italy's bishops has almost disappeared from the public square
(Giovanni Maria Vian, La Croix International)

Japan mixes religion and politics
(Aurelia George Mulgan, East Asia Forum)

Japan: Unification Church pledges reforms after Abe’s assassination
(Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press)

Hawley wants data on Pentagon’s refusal of vaccination exemptions
(Mark A. Kellner, The Washington Times)

Business, religion, and the law—a primer
(Matteo Corsalini, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

The Parliament of the World’s Religions announces a new Director of Climate Action
(Parliament of the World's Religions)

Philippines: Church and govt pair up to protect Filipino migrants
(Joseph Peter Calleja, Union of Catholic Asian News)

Indonesian minister sticks to his guns on church permit
(Union of Catholic Asian News)

Islamic banking in Africa to gain foothold over next decade despite regulatory challenges: Moody’s

An interview with Dana Hall McCain on the intersection of faith and public policy
(Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission)

Interfaith voices want UN General Assembly to hear: “There is so much that needs to be done—and time is running out”
(World Council of Churches)

COMECE Plenary Assembly | EU Bishops to discuss implications of the Russian war in Ukraine
(The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE))

Crimea: Religious freedom survey, September 2022
(Felix Corley and John Kinahan, Forum 18 News Service)

Finland: Lutheran bishop acquitted for hate speech and promoted
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Tajikistan: The UN declared illegal the ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Revised education rules would give federal government more power to bully religious Americans
(Jorge Gomez, First Liberty)

RFI launches new film series: “Religious Freedom Testimonials”
(Religious Freedom Institute)

Open letter to EU President Ursula Von Der Leyen
(Marco Gombacci, Christian Network Europe)

Austria combats anti-Semitism in education
(Christian Network Europe)

Cuba’s referendum on 25 September is about far more than gay marriage
(FoRB in Full: A blog by CSW)

New Zealand: COVID-19 church restrictions justified, New Zealand court rules
(David Crampton, Christianity Today)

The American right’s future involves waging a 'religious battle' against the left, leaders say at a conservative conference
(Allan Smith, NBC News)

Faith group to march on Washington to raise awareness for religious persecution
(Ashley J. DiMella, Fox News)

Brazil: Religious Liberty Commission expresses respect and solidarity in note (Portuguese)
(Comunicação OAB/DF, OAB Distrito Federal)

More than 80 Portuguese personalities ask the Nicaraguan government to respect religious freedom (Portuguese)
(7 Margens)

Brazil: Cleo vents about criticism of her religion: 'Religious intolerance kills' (Portuguese)
(O Globo, ClickPB)

Brazil: Report points to growth in reported cases of religious intolerance in the State of Rio (Portuguese)

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

International Day of Peace 21 September: 2022 Theme: End racism. Build peace.
(United Nations)

DHS announces new members of Faith-Based Security Advisory Council
(U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

Homeland Security appoints a new 25-member security faith advisory council
(Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service)

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