Law and Religion Headlines

Monday, 26 November 2012

Embattled W. Pa. Amish sect moving to upstate NY
(Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal)

Four Tibetans self-immolate
(Radio Free Asia)

From man who insulted Muhammad, no regret
(Serge F. Kovaleski & Brooks Barnes, The New York Times)

Honoring faith in the public square
(Wilfred McClay , Christianity Today)

How the victory in Gaza can bring civil rights to Palestinians in Lebanon – OpEd
(Franklin Lamb, Eurasia Review)

In world's most religious country, humanists rally for secular space
(Chris Stein, Christian Science Monitor)

India: Shocking case of miscarriage of justice – Analysis
(B. Raman, Eurasia Review)

Malians rally against religious extremism
(Associated Press)

Mursi ends Egypt spring
(Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid, Arab News)

New Vienna interfaith center opens with Saudi help
(Tom Heneghan, Reuters)

Shame on anyone who ever thought Mohammad Morsi was a moderate
(Eric Trager, The New Republic)

Stalking, Judicial Review threatened and Prisoner Voting (Again) – The Human Rights Roundup
(Daniel Isenberg, UK Human Rights Blog)

Suicide bombers attack Nigerian military church
(Heather Murdock, Voice of America)

The Brotherhood rallies to Morsi's side after mass opposition demonstrations
(Al Bawaba News)

Third attack in new Assyrian quarter in Aleppo, scores injured and killed
(Dan Wooding, ASSIST News Service)

Victory of Gaza, horrendous tsunami for Israel
(Iran Review)

Way cleared for health care challenge
(Lyle Denniston, SCOTUS Blog)

Witchcraft and execution: the darker side of Gambia
(Colin Freeman, The Telegraph)

Women as bishops: should Parliament intervene?
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

European Court of Human Rights issues judgment in Z v. Poland
(Center for Reproductive Rights)

Religion and Law roundup: 25th November
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Pakistan's Shia Muslims on alert after Taliban double bombing
(Jon Boone, The Guardian)

Canadian Islamic group charges Jewish school using racist textbook
(JTA, Haaretz)

Church fights property taxes for bookstore, cafe
(Seattle Post Intelligencer)

Church groups urge EU to help Greece in crisis

Clashes break out after Morsi seizes new power in Egypt
(Kareem Fahim and David D. Kirkpatrick, The New York Times)

Egypt demonstrators clash with police at rally against Mursi
(Salma El Wardany, Tarek El-Tablawy, and Mariam Fam, San Francisco Chronicle)

Egypt opposition leader: No dialogue with Morsi until rescinds 'dictatorial' powers
(Reuters, Haaretz)

Egypt’s embattled Christians fear exclusion under new Islamist constitution
(Eurasia Review)

Egyptian judicial council condemns Morsi's edicts
(The Wall Street Journal)

Hobby Lobby and religious liberty Under ObamaCare
(Benjamin Domenech, Real Clear Politics)

Indian rationalist targets 'miracles'
(Henry McDonald, The Guardian)

Lebanon army seizes men suspected of bomb plot against Shi'ites
(Oliver Holmes and Andrew Roche, Reuters)

Luxemburg: CSV betreibt übelsten Verrat an den christlichen Wurzeln Luxemburgs und an ihrem eigenen christlichen Ursprung
(Talpa brusseliensis christiana)

Muslim nations tiptoe between commerce and religion
(Shamil Shams, DeutscheWelle)

Pope’s emissary in US: Dissident Catholic profs are ‘grave’ threat to religious liberty
(Patrick B. Craine, LifeSiteNews)

Taliban suicide blast in eastern Afghanistan kills 3 and wounds more than 90 people
(Associated Press)

The plight of Pakistan's Shiites
(Huma Yusuf, International Herald Tribune Global Opinion)

Uganda drops death penalty for homosexuals
(Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian Post)

UK: Churches will be exempt from having to perform gay marriages
(Rowena Mason, The Telegraph)

UK: Muslim radio station fined for saying gay people should be tortured
(The Telegraph)

Friday, 23 November 2012

European Court upholds the right to conscientious objection
(The Watchtower, Jehovah's

Muslim media told to be more professional
(Arab News)

Ajmal Kasab’s Execution: Why there is no reason to celebrate
(Swati Parashar, South Asia Analysis Group)

California terror suspects: 2 of 4 were new Islamic converts
(Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press)

Catholic organization sues Danish game maker
(Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press)

Constitution experts denounce Oklahoma judge’s sentencing of youth to church
(Erik Eckholm, The New York Times)

Court grants Rutherford institute request to stop Texas school from kicking student out
(The Rutherford institute)

Defining and divining religion
(Jogchum Vrielink, Strasbourg Observers)

Egypt: Morsi criticized as "new Pharaoh"
(Al Bawaba News)

Electronic tracking: new constraint for Saudi women
(AFP, France24)

Former Archbishop of Canterbury is homophobic, say King's students
(London Evening Standard)

Human rights: migrants' security in Libya, executions in Iran, violence in Burma
(European Parliament, European Parliament News)

Imams, Priests play soccer match in Bosnia
(Associated Press)

In recently released opinion, Court dismisses damage claim against proponents of Ground Zero Mosque
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Judge: Businesses must obey Obama mandates
(Sam Tolley, Personal Liberty Digest)

Laws penalizing blasphemy, apostasy and defamation of religion are widespread
(The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life)

Lord Sacks: religion can help sustain welfare state
(Jennifer Lipman, The Jewish Chronicle)

Malaysia: 'Pas' power politics a blow for unity, religion'
(Eliza Dzulkafli, New Straits Times)

Malaysia: Reporting religion faithfully
(Mustafa K. Anuar, The Malaysian Insider)

Military chaplains 'could be sacked for opposing gay marriage', says former minister
(John Bingham, The Telegraph)

Nigeria: Blair, others launch initiative to curb religious acrimony
(Tobi Soniyi, Paul Ohia , Paul Obi , Michael Olugbode , Ibrahim Shuaibu, All Africa)

Nigeria: Sect kill 18
(Haruna Umar and Salisu Rabiu, Associated Press)

Opinion: Treating Islam with special reverence is cultural suicide and just plain wrong
(James Delingpole, The Spectator)

Pakistan: Threat of Jihadi terror continues, even after Kasab's execution
(B Raman, The Economic Times (India))

Pro-Lebensrecht-demonstration in Luxemburg
(Talpa brusseliensis christiana)

Reduction of abortion limits – the timeline of life
(David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK)

Religious tensions in Nigeria politically motivated – Jonathan
(Ikechukwu Nnochiri, All Africa)

Secularism defended during Lords debate on religion
(National Secular Society)

Thanksgiving: Honor religious freedom across globe – OpEd
(Katrina Lantos Swett, Eurasia Review)

Top 3 myths about religion in South Africa
(User: Free Your Mind, News24)

Transforming conflict in the Middle East requires out-of-the-box thinking
(Giuliana Tiripelli, TransConflict)

Tunisia will not allow Islamists to impose their vision: PM Jebali

Uzbekistan: Jailed for discussing their faith and learning to pray
(Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service)

Whale worship a way of life for Vietnam fishermen
(The Sun Daily)

Women bishops decision a 'stab in the back' to female clergy – Lord Carey
(John Bingham, The Telegraph)

Zimbabwe: Court orders breakaway Anglican bishop to return seized church property
(Associated Press, The Washington Post)

Zimbabwe: Kunonga under probe
(Clemence Manyukwe, The Financial Gazette)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

A £1,000 prisoner vote signing on bonus? [Updated]
(Adam Wagner, UK Human Rights Blog)

Advancement of religion for the public benefit in Northern Ireland – and Preston Down
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Fifth religious liberty display this Christmas season in Illinois’ State Capitol Rotunda
(Thomas More Society)

Germany: Landmark ruling on right to strike
(Deutsche Welle)

Kazakhstan: Muslim Board Islamic monopoly, Catholic exemption
(Felix Corley, Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18 News Service)

MacArthur: The atheist’s Thanksgiving dilemma
(John F. MacArthur, The Washington Times)

Novak: Giving thanks for American Exceptionalism
(Michael Novak, The Washington Times)

On Thanksgiving, Jews and Muslims volunteer together despite Middle East violence
(Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service)

Spirit of Thanksgiving: Freedom, liberty and the nation's collective well-being
(Editorial, The Deseret News)

Sri Lanka: Tamil politics and the quest for a political solution
(Eurasia Review)

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah: Celebrating religious freedom
(Rabbi Michael M. Cohen, Huff Post Religion)

US city honors Indian Jesuit activist
(Business Standard, UCAN India)

Votes for prisoners – draft bill published
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Pope’s final book on Jesus focuses on Christmas birth, hidden childhood
(Alessandro Speciale, The Washington Post)

Shari'ah's uphill climb
(John Witte Jr., Christianity Today)

ACLJ files lawsuit against CA school district on behalf of Christian youth club
(American Center for Law and Justice)

AKP removed Atatürk, secularism from Turkish parliamentary oath
(National Turk)

ALERTE au Luxembourg : demain sera votée le projet de loi qui légalise l’«avortement de confort»
(Talpa brusseliensis christiana)

Another contraception coverage ruling, a different result
(Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

Archbishop: Church of England is blind, losing credibility
(Alessandra Prentice, Reuters)

As UN votes to abolish death penalty, a wave of executions in South Asia
(Heather Timmons, International Herald Tribune)

Bronx Household case back before 2nd Circuit
(Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

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