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Vol. 13 No. 1/2 (2020): Responding to secularism
(The International Journal for Religious Freedom)

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)

Thursday, 1 December 2022

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

Monday, 3 October 2022

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

Monday, 19 September 2022

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM, 19-21 September 2022: Sixth ICLARS Conference: Human Dignity, Law, and Religious Diversity: Designing the Future of Inter-Cultural Societies
(Córdoba, Spain, International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies)

Thursday, 8 September 2022

EVENT, 31 August - 8 September 2022: The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches
(World Council of Churches)

Friday, 29 July 2022

EVENT, 29 July 2022: Power and the Development of International Law: Asian Perspectives (Kathmandu, Nepal)
(Asian Society of International Law)

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

ONLINE WORKSHOP AND CALL FOR PAPERS, 26-27 July 2022: The Challenges of Law, Religion and State in Health Care and Mental Health
(The Journal of Law, Religion and State)

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

EVENT, 5-6 July 2022: International Ministerial Conference 2022
(UK FoRB Forum)

Thursday, 30 June 2022

EVENT, 28-30 June 2022: IRF Summit 2022 (Washington, DC)
(IRF Summit)

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

SUMMER SCHOOL, 29 June - 3 July 2022: Researching Migration and Religious Diversity (Lithuania)
(Vytautas Magnus University)

Thursday, 23 June 2022

EVENT, 20-23 June 2022: Fifth Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion
(European Academy of Religion)

Thursday, 16 June 2022

VIRTUAL EVENT, 16 June 2022 (10AM PT): Building a Stronger Bridge Between Faith Communities and Behavioral Health Crisis Care Agencies
(Faith Communities and Behavioral Health Departments: Collaboration in Program Development and Funding Opportunities, The Crisis and Recovery Enhancement (CARE) Technical Assistance (TA) Center)

EVENT, 13-16 June 2022: 9th Summer School on Human Rights (Malmö, Sweden)
(Conference of European Churches)

EVENT, 16 June 2022: Religious Freedom Annual Review: Living Peaceably: Religious Freedom as a Foundation for Civic Harmony (Provo, Utah)
(International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS), Brigham Young University)

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

EVENT, 13-14 June 2022: 7th Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day (Washington, DC)
(US Council of Muslim Organizations)

Monday, 13 June 2022

VIRTUAL EVENT, 13-15 June 2022: ECEN Assembly 2022: Challenges we are living in
(European Christian Environmental Network)

Thursday, 9 June 2022

EVENT, 9-10 June 2022 (in-person and live stream): J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Conference and Thomas L. Kane Award Ceremony, Salt Lake City, UT
(J. Reuben Clark Law Society)

PRESS CONFERENCE, 9 June 2022 (7PM in Vienna): New Report on Self-Censorship
(Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe (OIDAC), Observatory of Religious Freedom in Latin America (OLIRE), International Institute for Religious Freedom (IIRF))

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

VIRTUAL EVENT, 7 June 2022 (5:30PM): Diversity Dialogue: Dr. Javeed Sukhera on Healing from Islamophobia
(Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto)

Friday, 3 June 2022

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, deadline 3 June 2022: The Value(s) of the European Convention on Human Rights
(University of Oslo)

Thursday, 2 June 2022

EVENT, 31 May - 2 June 2022: 2nd Catholic Youth Convention on the Future of Europe
(The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE))

Monday, 30 May 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS, abstracts due by 30 May 2022: Freedom of religion or belief in times of migration
(Observatory on Religious Freedom in the Jurisprudence of the ECHR)

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Video: The Russian Orthodox Church and/in/after the War: Interview with Jerry Pankhurst and Alar Kilp
(Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Measuring the Fortune 500's Commitment to workplace religious inclusion - Third Annual Report
(Religious Freedom and Business Foundation)

Moroccan authorities restore ancient Jewish cemetery of Meknes
(Cnaan Liphshiz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

ONLINE SERIES, 13 April, 5 May, 25 May: Why Christians should speak up for all faiths
(CSW: Everyone Free to Believe)

VIRTUAL EVENT, 25 May 2022 (10AM CEST): The Local Changemakers Course
(Religions for Peace)

WEBINAR, 25 May 2022 (3:30PM in Zurich): Two years after the death of George Floyd: Antiracism, #BLM and the United Nations
(World Council of Churches)

WEBINAR, 24 May 2022 (2PM in Zurich): Pluralism, Racism and Xenophobia: The colonial and missionary legacy and conflict in post-colonial Africa
(World Council of Churches)

WEBINAR, 25 May 2022 (3PM): Countering Mosque Opposition
(Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU))

Baby formula shortage: Pro-life pregnancy centers offer aid to moms
(Katie Yoder, Catholic News Agency)

Pope Francis’ health: Here's a timeline of his medical issues in recent years
(Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency)

Pope Francis calls for a Christian economy based on community
(Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency)

Jewish groups condemn Texas elementary school shooting, but only some push for action
(Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Faith leaders and politicians ask for prayers for Texas shooting victims
(Kelsey Dallas, Religion News Service)

WCC on gun violence in the United States: “Our grief is deep, our prayers are strong”
(World Council of Churches)

Uvalde school shooting: Faith leaders offer comfort, call for reform of gun laws
(Religion News Service)

Pope prays for Texas shooting victims, calls for stricter gun laws
(Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service)

Texas elementary school shooting: US Catholic bishops lament ‘epidemic of evil and violence’
(Catholic News Agency)

19 children and 2 adults killed in Texas shooting at elementary school
(Catholic News Agency)

Nicaraguan bishop charges police, government persecution
(David Ramos, Catholic News Agency)

Central American bishops support Nicaraguan clergy in face of persecution
(Diego Lopez Marina, Catholic News Agency)

Oklahoma passes extensive abortion ban bill, as country awaits Supreme Court ruling
(Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency)

Here are two basic requirements Catholics must meet to receive Holy Communion
(Catholic News Agency)

Who is Pauline Jaricot, the Catholic Church’s next blessed?
(Jean-Marie Dumont, Catholic News Agency)

Egypt: 2,000 years of persecution: Egypt’s Christians
(International Christian Concern)

Egypt's National Dialogue unlikely to include Muslim Brotherhood
(Al-Monitor: Egypt Pulse)

Egyptian-German archaeologists unveil inscriptions, reliefs of Esna Temple
(Hagar Hosny, Al-Monitor: Egypt Pulse)

Turkey's foreign policy reset sign of Brotherhood's dwindling influence
(Pinar Tremblay, Al-Monitor: Turkey Press)

UK: Assisted dying
(David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK)

UK: NSS criticises move to entrench faith school protections in law
(National Secular Society)

Church of Scotland votes to allow ministers to marry same-sex couples
(Nicole Alcindor, The Christian Post)

Northern Ireland abortion: No assurances that UN sex education won’t be imposed on Catholic schools by Brandon Lewis
(Philip Bradfield, News Letter)

Christian leaders press lawmakers to extend child tax credit for poor families
(Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service)

Canada: Devon and the Divine
(James Christie, G20 Interfaith Forum Blog)

Canada: Feds ready to get involved in Quebec's Bill 21, are closely watching Bill 96
(Selena Ross, CTV News)

Vatican legal expert says the Vatican ‘is learning’ when it comes to penal trials
(Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service)

Weekly Highlight #206: COVID-19: Exploring faith dimensions: One million deaths and counting: covid-19's impact on religious communities, global vaccine inequities, digital technologies
(Berkley Center, Joint Learning Initiative, WFDD)

CEC Ukraine Seminar: Introduction by CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger
(YouTube Video, Conference of European Churches)

Pope greets Russian patriarch, criticized for ‘naive’ policy
(Nicole Winfield and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press)

Head of the UGCC urges scholars to condemn the Russian World ideology that supports genocide of Ukrainian people
(Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU))

Council of the OCU proposes that the UOC MP separates from Russian Patriarch and unites to develop local UOC
(Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU))

CEC Governing Board endorses call for peace with justice in Ukraine
(Conference of European Churches)

Belgium: Statistics in Brussels show: 53 churches vandalized and 1 mosque
(Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe)

Austria: Vienna: Historic Karlskirche smeared with graffiti (again)
(Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe)

Austria: Theft of sacred objects from church in Innsbruck
(Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe)

Germany: Arson and vandalism at church in Henstedt-Ulzburg
(Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe)

Poland: Anti-clerical activists disrupt mass in Wadowice
(Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe)

Churches diaconal work in Italy an essential tool in upholding human dignity of refugees
(World Council of Churches)

New Italian church head faces demands for abuse inquiry
(Nicole Winfield, Associated Press)

Italy: Congratulations to Cardinal Matteo Zuppi
(DiReSoM: Diritto e Religione nelle Società Multiculturali/ Law and Religion in Multicultural Societies)

Why peacemakers in the Holy Land are called to disturb the peace
(Anita Delhass, Premier Christianity)

India: In the world’s largest democracy, ‘looking Muslim’ could cost your life
(Akanksha Singh and Roshan Abbas, CNN)

Asia/India- Appeal from the Catholic laity: Stop hatred and violence against Christians
(Agenzia Fides)

India: The mosque at the center of India’s battle over religious identity
(Niha Masih, The Washington Post)

Released from Russia, Jehovah’s Witness returns to Denmark
(Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press)

Pelosi pushes back on archbishop who denies her Communion
(Associated Press)

Churches of Serbia, North Macedonia, end decades-old dispute
(Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press)

Court can't resolve dispute stemming from rabbis' condemning use of competing kosher certifier
(Eugene Volokh, The Volokh Conspiracy)

Dispute over kosher certification agencies dismissed on ecclesiastical abstention grounds
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

University's vaccine mandate did not violate free exercise rights of students
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Anti-SLAPP motion denied in suit against Archdiocese over priest's molestation of children
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Three Chabad rabbis are on Russia's list of those banned from travel to Russia
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

The case for enhancing U.S. engagement with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
(Peter Mandaville, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Troubling growth of Christian nationalism on display in the pulpit, on the campaign trail
(Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

The Southern Baptist and Catholic sexual abuse crises, compared
(Mark Silk, RNS Column: Spiritual Politics)

Hong Kong: Cardinal Zen pleads not guilty, says ‘martyrdom is normal’ in Church
(Elise Ann Allen, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Mexico’s Supreme Court upholds norms on abortion for rape, incest
(David Agren, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Confessions of a convert to religious freedom fandom
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)

China steps up crackdown on followers of folk religion
(Union of Catholic Asian News)

China: The faces from China’s Uyghur detention camps
(John Sudworth, BBC News)

This is the prayer that Catholics are asked to say for the Church in China on May 24
(Catholic News Agency)

Andrew Hartzler wasn’t allowed to be gay on campus. So he’s suing.
(Sarah Posner, Politico)

Global Islamophobia and the Buffalo terrorist
(Ahmed Mitchell and Huzaifa Shahbaz, Muslim Matters)

Plug-In bonus: Southern Baptist sexual-abuse probe uncovers apocalyptic sins and crimes
(Bobby Ross Jr., GetReligion)

When reporting about black churches and abortion, why not seek sources on both sides?
(Julia Duin, GetReligion)

Montenegro angers Jewish community by registering second body
(Balkan Insight)

Pakistan’s use of religion to establish legitimacy for state power takes centre stage during webinar
(The Print)

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