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Tuesday, 10 November 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT, 10 November 2020 (12PM ET): How to start a faith-oriented employee resource group (ERG) in your workplace
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Sunday, 1 November 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS, deadline 1 November 2020: Theme Issue on Conversion, Proselytization, Secularization
(Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, Journal of Law, Religion and State)

REGISTRATION (open through 1 November 2020) & MATERIALS for the ECtHR Moot Court Competition
(European Court of Human Rights)

EVENT, 1 November 2020: 2020 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP): Sunday, Nov. 1
(National Religious Broadcasters)

Thursday, 29 October 2020

WEBINAR, 29-30 October 2020: Interreligious Responses to Laudato Si
(A Fifth Anniversary Celebration and Reaffirmation of Pope Francis' Encyclical on Care of Our Common Home, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

LIVE STREAM EVENT, 28-30 October 2020, 10 AM CST: 2020 Annual DFW Summit on Religious Freedom
(DFW Alliance for Religious Freedom)

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

ONLINE EVENT, 27 October 2020 (10 AM MDT / UTC-6): FoRB Day: Engaging on PSVI and Supporting the Declaration of Humanity
(Speakers include: Archbishop Angaelos, Baroness Cox, Lord Alton of Liverpool, Mervyn Thomas, Refcemi, CSW and the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief)

Monday, 26 October 2020

WEBINAR, 26 October (5PM ET): Mao vs. God: State Control of Churches in China under Xi
(Cardus Religious Freedom Institute)

Friday, 23 October 2020

CALL FOR WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS, due 23 October 2020: Committee launch inquiry into the use of forced labour in UK value chains
(UK Parliament)

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Webinar, 20 October 2020, 3:00 PM CEST: Communities and State Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

ONLINE EVENT, 21 October 2020 (12:30 MDT / UTC-6): What are worldviews and why should schools teach them?
(Join Theos for the launch of a new report on the subject of RE and Worldviews, in collaboration with Culham St Gabriel's, Theos Think Tank)

VIRTUAL HEARING, 21 October 2020 (10 ET): USCIRF Hearing on Combatting Online Hate Speech and Disinformation Targeting Religious Communities
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

WEBINAR, 21 October 2020 (5PM EDT): A Time to Heal, A Time to Build
(A Conversation with Melissa Rogers and E.J. Dionne, Jr., Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

WEBINAR, 21 October 2020 (2PM EDT): New START: Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue on Nuclear Disarmament
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Justice Department calls S.F. limits on church gatherings discriminatory, urges policy change
(Michael Williams, San Francisco Chronicle)

The Weekly Round-Up: Three Tiers
(Alethea Redfern, UK Human Rights Blog)

Israeli-Arab lawmakers reject normalization deal with Emirates
(Afif Abu Much, Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East)

Iraqi cleric pushes for elections, new social contract, in support of prime minister
(Ali Mamouri, Al-Monitor: Iraq Pulse)

Israel, Bahrain establish diplomatic relations at a ceremony in Manama
(Rina Bassist, Al-Monitor: Israel Pulse)

European countries slam Israel over planned settlement expansion
(Al-Monitor: Israel Pulse)

British archaeology falls prey to Turkey's nationalist drive
(Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor: Turkey Pulse)

Egypt renews demands to retrieve Nefertiti bust from Germany
(Ibrahim Ayyad, Al-Monitor: Egypt Pulse)

Coptic art adorns Cairo’s historic mosques
(Hani Sameer, Al-Monitor: Egypt Pulse)

UAE Jewish community opens new chapter in interfaith dialogue with addition of Arabic-speaking senior rabbi
(EIN Presswire)

Provisional asylum granted to two refugees from China in Kazakhstan
(Leila Adilzhan, Bitter Winter: A Magazine on Religious Liberty and Human Rights in China)

Native American band fails in attempt to halt border barrier construction
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

More litigation developments in religious institution challenges to COVID-19 restrictions
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Oregon governor’s changing COVID-19 rules prompts lawsuit from religious school
(Alliance Defending Freedom)

Russia continues to prosecute for failure of religious groups to display full official names
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Jewish group condemns auction of Hitler speeches in Germany
(David Rising, Associated Press)

French militant group, mosque to close after teacher slaying
(Elaine Ganley, Associated Press)

Italy probes why women’s names mark aborted fetuses’ graves
(Riccardo Antoniucci and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press)

Top UK bishops slam ‘disastrous’ bill as Brexit talks teeter
(Jill Lawless, Associated Press)

Bolivia’s bishops hail peaceful vote as Morales’s party returns to power
(Ines San Martin, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Welsh archbishop ‘disappointed’ in plan to re-impose ban on public worship
(Charles Collins, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Nigerian bishops back #EndSARS protests against police brutality
(Peter Ajayi Dada, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Armenian Orthodox leader warns of possible genocide in disputed territory
(Carol Glatz, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Cardinal: Lebanon’s leaders have lost respect of citizens, world
(Doreen Abi Raad, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: I regret how I handled that Orthodox funeral in April
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Mormon family loses appeal in European court: ECHR does not find violation of rights of seven-year-old forced to kiss cross in Voronezh school
(Nezavisimaia Gazeta, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

Attackers of Hasid teens in Uman must be brought to account - Ukraine's foreign minister

Russia: January 2019 - June 2020 prosecutions for not showing full official name - list
(Victoria Arnold, Forum 18 News Service)

Press struggles to cover a complex woman: The sainting of Amy Coney Barrett, wife and mom
(Julia Duin, GetReligion)

Faiths to mark Kristallnacht anniversary by illuminating places of worship
(Jewish News)

Intersection of politics, religion in Ukraine discussed at Fletcher School conference
(Marianna Schantz and Yiyun Tom Guan, Tufts Daily)

China is stepping up its control over religion
(Shen Hua, Voice of America)

Azerbaijan Evangelicals: Conflict with Armenians is not a religious war
(Jayson Casper, Christianity Today)

UN criticized for electing countries previously engaged in religious freedom violations
(Jin Yoo, Christianity Daily)

Texas Instruments: Bring your faith to work
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

The price of freedom denied … is high indeed
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

China: Special weekly FoRB newsletter (13-19.10.2020)
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

France, the way to Islamic reformation is to challenge institutions — not stigmatize Muslims
(Ezzedine C. Fishere, The Washington Post Opinion)

Monday, 19 October 2020

Photos of the week - 16 October 2020
(Kit Doyle, Religion News Service)

What I learned about the essential nature of religious liberty from talking to Elder Bednar
(Deseret News Opinion)

In our opinion: When government mistakes religion as ‘nonessential’
(Editoral Board, Deseret News Opinion)

Women, youth, and vulnerable people: examining the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion at the G20 Interfaith Forum
(The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID))

G20 Interfaith Forum stresses cooperation, rejects marginalization of minorities
(Saleh Zayed, Asharq Al-Awsat)

‘Faith is as essential as food’: Sister Eubank says governments need religions to fight disaster, hunger
(Deseret News)

Armenian diaspora in Canada says Ottawa must act to prevent a second genocide
(Jacob Serebrin, The Canadian Press)

Commentary: Ending California's lockdown on churches is compatible with science and good health
(James Enstrom, The Daily Signal - Commentary)

Is the world finally facing up to China? A debate in the British Parliament, new calls to boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, coalitions forming to protest atrocities in Xinjiang offer hope that the CCP crimes will no longer be ignored.
(Ruth Ingram, Bitter Winter: A Magazine on Religious Liberty and Human Rights in China)

Religious weddings and funerals banned as illegal activities
(Han Sheng, Bitter Winter: A Magazine on Religious Liberty and Human Rights in China)

Now they come for the Uyghur children: thousands sent to jail-like boarding schools
(Ruth Ingram, Bitter Winter: A Magazine on Religious Liberty and Human Rights in China)

Orphaned by the state: How Xinjiang’s gulag tears families apart
(The Economist)

Gruesome details emerge in beheading of French teacher who showed students Muhammad cartoons
(James McAuley, The Washington Post)

France: Suspects behind beheading called for teacher’s death

France teacher attack: Police raid homes of suspected Islamic radicals
(BBC News)

Church's challenge to California COVID-19 limits rejected again
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

New York's zip-code targeted COVID-19 limits are upheld
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Articles of interest - 19 October 2020
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Morocco reopens some mosques, even as infections grow
(Associated Press)

Archbishop performs exorcism to cleanse protest site
(Associated Press)

Following French teacher’s beheading, Jewish groups urge members to rally against Islamic terrorism
(Cnaan Liphshiz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

French premier joins nationwide tributes to beheaded teacher
(Thomas Adamson, Associated Press)

Egypt releases comedian after more than 2 years in prison
(d p, Associated Press)

Amid tumult over constitution, Chile watches two churches burn
(Ines San Martin, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Taiwan and the Vatican practice a unique ‘dialogue of the mute’
(Elise Ann Allen, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Ex-Hong Kong bishop calls Vatican line on China ‘sickening’
(Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

As refugees increase, German bishops work to include Eastern Catholics
(Jonathan Luxmoore, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Forum: Faith leaders must raise voices on issues, others must listen
(Bronwen Dachs, Catholic News Service)

Pope thanks Italian military police for their service to Vatican
(Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service)

Top Anglican bishops slam ‘disastrous’ bill as Brexit talks teeter
(Jill Lawless, Associated Press)

Where does the Catholic Church stand on the death penalty and war?
(Richard Ostling, GetReligion)

Churches and COVID-19, again: Do Capitol Hill Baptist folks have same rights as protesters?
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

Plug-in: No anti-Catholic sequel, as Democrats avoided loud dogma at Barrett hearings
(Bobby Ross Jr., GetReligion)

Top Anglican clergy challenge UK government not to breach international law over Brexit
(Peter Kenny, Ecumenical News)

UK funds human rights group supporting asylum seekers in Israel
(Jewish News)

Religious identity and Supreme Court justices – a brief history
(Nomi Stolzenberg, The Conversation)

Islamic attacks against Kenyan Christians
(Linda Burkle, International Christian Concern)

Welsh government accused of seeing Catholic schools as a ‘problem’
(Catholic News Agency)

UK Bishop for European Affairs prays for people of Belarus
(Zenit: The World Seen from Rome)

Holy See addresses UN on sustainable development
(Zenit: The World Seen from Rome)

South Korea: Kidnapped by his family at the age of 29
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Syria: Franciscan Friars are caring for Christians living under Sharia law

Swiss missionary executed in Mali, fellow hostages freed
(World Watch Monitor, Christianity Today)

New calls for US sanctions on Turkey for Christian persecution
(Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency)

"A darker side": The persecution of Christians, September 2020
(Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute)

Russian authorities prohibit use of church building
(Alliance Defending Freedom)

Russia: Special bimonthly FORB Digest (01-16.10.2020)
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

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