Law and Religion Headlines

Monday, 2 September 2013

Iraqi secular trend responds to religious extremism
(Ali Mamouri, Al-Monitor: Iraq Pulse)

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) on Religious Instruction
(Keith Burgess-Jackson (blog post))

Wisconsin National Guard welcomes first Buddhist chaplain
(Doug Erickson, Wisconsin State Journal)

United Kingdom: Religious beliefs and EHC
(David Reissner, Charles Russell LLP via Mondaq)

Sri Lanka: The President emphasized despite ethnicity and religion it is peace and reconciliation that is important to live as one nation in a country
(Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation)

Muslim Council, CAN urge Taraba youth against political servitude
(Charles Akpeji, The Guardian, Nigeria)

Jews around the world prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah
(Sue Nowicki, The Modesto Bee)

Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God?
(Jeffrey Weiss, CNN Belief Blog)

Key lawmakers to Obama: Enhanced strategy for Syria needed
(Dan Robinson, Voice of America)

Syrian govt, state media blast Western 'aggression'
(Edward Yeranian, Voice of America)

UN analysis of Syria samples ready to begin
(Voice of Russia)

Jihadist teachings drawn back into classroom in Pakistani province
(Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty)

Hezbollah fights in Syria; Al-Qaeda ally emerges in Lebanon
(Jim Kouri, Eurasia Review)

Why does the Scottish Government give 'guidance' on religious worship in state schools?
(Norman Bonney on Religion and the State)

Israel uncovers Jerusalem bomb plot - Shin Bet
(Al Bawaba News)

Muslim Brotherhood calls for fresh protests across Egypt
(Al Bawaba News)

Murderers of Iranian Baha’i must be brought to justice, says Baha’i International Community
(Baha’i International Community United Nations Office)

Russia wants to talk to US Congress about Syria
(Voice of America)

Political intrigue surrounding Bombing in Tripoli, Lebanon
(Joshua Landis, Syria Comment)

NM Presbyterian church to lead classes on Islam
(Hannah Grover, The Daily Times, SF Gate)

Archbishop of York offers Andrew Marr prayers for miracle healing
(John Bingham, The Telegraph)

Coming or going, Georgian minaret draws ire
(Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty)

Saudi Arabia: Fire attack on religious police force
(Herald Scotland)

Should the use of chemical weapons prompt a US attack in Syria?
(Joshua Landis, Syria Comment)

Bishop Morlino highlights link between religious liberty and natural law
(Adelaide Mena, National Catholic Reporter)

France accuses Syria of 'massive and coordinated' chemical weapons attack
(Al Bawaba News)

Britain and Syria: The vote of shame
(M.J.S., The Economist)

Religion’s role in the civil rights movement
(Charita Goshay, IndeOnline)

40 Pakistani Christian families face hunger after Gojra elopement dispute
(World Watch Monitor)

Buddhism or buddhisms: mirrored reflections
(Richard Payne, OUPblog)

Surprising friend of gay rights in a high place
(Adam Liptak, The New York Times)

The eternal truth that sets America apart
(Janet Daly, The Telegraph)

Patriarch Kirill: West trying to "reformat" Russia

Times focuses on Justice Kennedy's role in gay rights legal victories
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Court dismisses suit by Hutterite faction against opposing attorneys
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Court allows another plantiff to intervene in schools' contraceptive coverage mandate challenge
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Bull Sarcophagi Burn in Bali Hindu Mass Cremation
(Agence France-Press, Jakarta Globe)

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg officiates at same-sex marriage
(Simon Moya-Smith, NBC News)

Religious discrimination in the workplace: what a new Tanenbaum Center survey says
(The Global Dispatch)

Religious freedom is at stake
(Houma Today)

Rare surgery sidesteps blood transfusion ban to correct spine
(Siddharth Dutta, Hindustan Times)

Texas Supreme Court says only "neutral principles" approach should be used in church property cases
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

New approach to remove ‘under God’ from pledge may succeed
(Michael Dorstewitz, BizPac Review)

Can Nigeria's Boko Haram survive the death of its leader?
(Suzane Mneimneh, Geopolitical Monitor)

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Five Christians Killed in Roadside Ambush near Jos, Nigeria
(Morning Star News)

Is political Islam under threat in Egypt and Syria?
(Prabhat, Research intern, Observer Research Foundation, Delhi, Observer Research Foundation)

Issues of religious education at public schools of the republic of Armenia
(Stepan Danielyan, Religions in Armenia)

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Mass. Supreme Court to hear challenge to Pledge of Allegiance
(Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service)

No city of man without the city of God
(Alan Sears,

U.S. intervention in Syria and Turkey's attitude
(Mehmet Yegin, The Journal of Turkish Weekly)

Putin slams allegations against Assad govt. chemical attack as “provocation”

Obama seeks approval by Congress for strike in Syria
(Peter Baker and Jonathan Weisman, The New York Times)

Appeals court gives synagogue its day in court on land-use fight
(Joey Flechas, Miami Herald)

Same sex couple challenges South Carolina's marriage ban
(Monique Williams, ABC Columbia)

Pope taps veteran diplomat as Vatican’s new ‘prime minister’
(Alessandro Speciale, Religion News Service)

Clergy at higher risk of depression and anxiety, study finds
(Katherine Bindley, Huffington Post Religion)

Religious diversity is increasing at the office, and so are pitfalls
(David Gibson, Religion News Service)

Embracing religious difference in higher education
(Grace Karram, University World News)

Religion, interfaith scholar Eboo Patel scheduled for OU Associates Dinner Sept. 9
(University of Oklahoma, The Norman Transcript)

Friday, 30 August 2013

Morning Bell: What to do in Syria
(Amy Payne, The Foundry (blog))

German Jews urge boycott of Roger Waters
(News Brief, JTA)

Macmillan Dictionary revises definition of marriage to include same-sex couples
(Liz Bury, The Guardian)

Jewish shtetl in Azerbaijan survives amid Muslim majority
(Cnann Liphshiz, JTA)

HHS Information Central: The resource page for all HHS Cases and news
(The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty)

Just War * Damascus prophecy * Therapy ban * Friday’s Religion News Roundup
(Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service)

U.S. makes case for strikes as military builds in Mideast
(Carol E. Lee, Siobhan Gorman and Jared A. Favole, The Wall Street Journal)

UK, Germany, Italy out, France still in on Syria strike
(Bruce McQuain, Hot Air)

Pope Francis, Jordan king say dialogue is ‘only option’ in Syria conflict
(Alessandro Speciale, Religion News Service)

France backs action in Syria
(Stacy Meichtry, The Wall Street Journal)

Fears growing as Syrians wait for U.S. attack
(Anne Barnard and Ben Hubbard, The New York Times)

Syria’s humanitarian situation degenerating fast

Religious leaders in Syria reject idea of western intervention, desire Syrian resolution to conflict
(The Christian Post)

“US out of the Middle East”: anti-war protests gain momentum

Isaiah 17:1 Is Syria war part of Jesus' Second Coming? Christians and Muslims quote scripture
(Yasmine Hafiz, Huff Post Religion)

Inside the battle for Assad's heartland
(Rania Abouzeid, Al Jazeera)

Egypt's new draft constitution undermines religious freedom
(Nina Shea, The Christian Post Opinion)

Egypt's Islamists struggle to bridge divide
(Charles Levinson, The Wall Street Journal)

Ukraine planning to reopen old airport for Uman pilgrims
(News Brief, JTA)

Egypt PM rolls back on Muslim Brotherhood ban
(Al Jazeera)

Iranian Sunnis to be executed for their religious beliefs
(Today's Zaman)

Atheism a creed that needs the same religious protections of Christianity and Islam: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
(Tristin Hopper, National Post)

Bennett urges patience on Western Wall plan
(News Brief, JTA)

Aleppo Christians fear Iraq-style ethnic cleansing
(Edward Dark, Al-Monitor)

Reinforcing religious inequality: The AHRC Inquiry into religious freedom and Australia's vexed religious landscape
(J.K. Nelson, A. Possamai-Inesedy and K.M. Dunn, Australian Broadcasting Company: Religion and Ethics)

Alawite stronghold in Syria a haven amid war
(Yasmine Saker, Associated Press, ABC News)

Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic violence

Nigerian cardinal, Muslim cleric emphasize that religions must work for peace

Evangelicals' new chief says days of Moral Majority over
(Michel Martin hosts Russell Moore, NPR Faith Matters)

Obama and Kerry press case for U.S. action in Syria
(Michael D. Shear, The New York Times)

UN experts tour site of attack as Assad gives warning to West
(Fox News’ Jonathan Wachtel and The Associated Press contributed to this report, Fox News)

Video from Egypt shows Muslim mob attacking Christian church, taking down cross
(Fox News)

Obama is mulling the least bad option
(Aaron David Miller, CNN Opinion)

Turkey: Persistent rumours suggest Hagia Sophia will be turned into a mosque
(NAT da Polis,

Muslim Brotherhood stages fresh demonstrations

Turkmenistan: New prisoner of conscience; police raid children's camp
(Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service)

Kenneth Bae release: North Korea withdraws invitation to U.S. envoy
(Associated Press, ABC News)

Rand Paul: School choice is “the civil rights issue of our day”
(Daniel Doherty,

France: A "secularism charter" in every school
(Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute)

Religious leaders rally for Medicaid expansion

Fighting the religious & political prosperity gospel
(Brian and Garrett Fahy,

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