Law and Religion Headlines

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Nuns on the Bus meet Tea Party protests in Ohio
(David Gibson, Huffington Post)

Pew Forum Weekly Religion News Update

Salafists destroy ancient Morocco carvings: NGO

Swedish court corrects national law, supports religious freedom, human rights
(Baila Olidort, Chabad Lubavitch World HQ / News)

This rabbi is against rabbis for Obama/Romney
(Rabbi David Wolkenfeld, Huffington Post)

Top official: Venice Commission accepts Baku’s explanation over religious freedom legislation
(The Journal of Turkish Weekly)

Top Turkish musician in court for insulting Islam
(Deutsche Welle)

Tunisian struggle with new freedom hits silver screen
(Raissa Kasolowsky, Reuters)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

"In God We Trust" lawsuit dismissed
(Michael Thompson, KLTV)

"The right kind of jihad": Muslim champions of freedom
(Karen Lugo, Gatestone Institute)

Arab women in the middle east
(Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute)

Attack on Pakistani schoolgirl galvanizes anti-Taliban feeling
(Reza Sayah and Jethro Mullen, CNN)

Billy Graham site removes Mormon 'cult' reference after Romney meeting
(Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog)

Curia Cardinal Turkson causes uproar showing Muslim scare video at Vatican
(Naomi O'Leary and Philip Pullella, Reuters)

Droits de l’homme et Christianisme (2) : Une nouvelle conception des droits de l’homme
(Grégor Puppinck, Talpa brusseliensis christiana)

Egypt must free Christian held for blasphemy over film: Amnesty
(Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent)

Egypt's non-Islamist forces take aim at draft constitutional articles
(Gamal Essam El-Din, Ahram Online)

Evangelical coalition rallies behind family planning
(Adelle M. Banks, Washington Post)

Frank Pavone update: Anti-abortion priest is back after a year of exile
(David Gibson, Huffington Post)

French cops fight terrorist cell In Paris as EU ponders Mali action
(Jim Kouri, Eurasia Review)

Hindus critical Of Geneva conference on universe-origins for ignoring Hinduism
(Eurasia Review)

Iraqi Shiite militants fight for Syria's Assad

Milwaukee Archdiocese, victims fail to reach bankruptcy settlement
(Annysa Johnson, The Journal Sentinel)

Protestant churches’ letter on Israel straining ties with Jews
(Neil Rubin, JTA)

Pulpit Freedom: Should churches endorse political candidates?
(Adam Cohen, Time)

Scotland, independence, wider constitutional implications and bishops in the Lords (again)
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Texas AG Abbott to intervene in cheerleader suit over religious banners
(Peggy Fikac, Chron)

The case for religious-liberty litigation: A response to Professor Muñoz
(William J. Haun, National Review Online – Bench Memos)

The danger of banning anti-Zionist protests
(Wendy Kaminer, The Atlantic)

The religious liberty case against religious liberty litigation: Non-universal exemptions and judicial overreach
(Vincent Phillip Muñoz, The Witherspoon Institute – Public Discourse)

Ukrainian Parliament tightened control over religious organizations
(Translation by Svitlana Sydorenko, Institute for Religious Freedom)

West's free speech stand bars blasphemy ban: OIC
(Tom Heneghan, Reuters)

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

EU and Turkey: Report impact is mixed
(Menekse Tokyay, The Journal of Turkish Weekly)

120 legislators in 9 states launch religious freedom caucuses
(Kirsten Andersen, LifeSiteNews)

15 explosions, gunfire heard in northeast Nigeria city under siege by Islamist sect
(Associated Press, Washington Post)

2012 Religious Liberty Honor to Douglas Laycock
(J. Reuben Clark Law Socieyt)

Azerbaijan: One conscientious objector jailed, others called up
(Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service)

Battle against abortion mandate now includes SBC ethics entity
(Tom Strode, Baptist Press)

Bhutan bans religious activity ahead of election
(Vishal Arora, Associated Press via The Record)

Block NYC school policy, groups still urge
(Tom Strode, Erin Roach, Baptist Press)

Defending life, liberty part of the new evangelization, archbishop says
(Mark Zimmerman, Catholic News Service)

Holy See signs agreement with Equatorial Guinea

Idea of the Day: ‘Religious liberty’ should not and cannot hide discrimination
(Center for American Progress)

Imran Khan says Taliban's 'holy war' in Afghanistan is justified by Islamic law
(Jon Boone, The Guardian)

Limits of freedom (opinion)
(Jamil Maidan Flores, The Jakarta Globe)

Mainstream media ignores thousands rallying at Religious Liberty Mass (VIDEO)
(kyoder, MRCTV)

Man jailed in France for veil-related attack
(Associated Press)

Muslim rebels ink Philippine pact as step to peace
(Hrovje Hranjski and Jim Gomez, Associated Press via ABC News)

Muslim rebels ink Philippine pact as step to peace
(Hrvoje Hranjski and Jim Gomez, Associated Press via ABC News)

Muslims protest outside Google offices over anti-Islam YouTube clip
(Hannah Furness and Jennifer O'Mahony, The Telegraph)

Of concerts and performances in churches and cathedrals
(David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK)

Political manipulation of religion and collapse of secular values – exclusive interview with Mustapha Tlili
(Yekaterina Kudashkina, The Voice of Russia)

Pussy Riot and WEIRD Values
(Mark Movsesian, First Things)

Religion, violence, and coexistence: An event marking International Religious Freedom Day
([Upcoming Event], United States Institute of Peace)

Religious passions run high over hijab ban
(Haji Kariuki, Daily Nation)

Salafism: Why ultra-conservative Islam is finding support in post-revolution Egypt
(Jenny Cuffe, BBC News)

Shielding Israel: Inter-faith dialogue, anybody?
(Stuart Littlewood, Palestine Chronicle)

Texas county continues prayer practice, institutes random selection policy
(Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

Texas values launches to preserve Texans’ faith, family and freedom
(Liberty Institute)

The tyranny of the abortion pill mandate
(Matthew Clark, American Center for Law and Justice)

Transforming terrorism and radicalism with Muslim nonviolent alternatives
([Past Event], United States Institute of Peace)

Tunisia: Leaked Ghannouchi tape raises Salafism concerns
(Houda Trabelsi, Magharebia)

UC Berkeley's 'hostile environment' question
(Editorial, Los Angeles Times)

UK doctors say Pakistan teen Malala has chance for ‘good recovery’
(Radio Free Europe)

UN experts’ concern for religious minorities in Iran
(Iran Press Watch)

Why blasphemy laws are not about religion
(Brandon G. Withrow, Huff Post Religion)

Why we need more religion in politics, not less
(Timothy Dalrymple, Patheos Blog - Philosophical Fragments)

Catholic Bishops call Biden a liar on ObamaCare
(Editorial, Investor's Business Daily)

Monday, 15 October 2012

‘Religious liberty’ does not give people a license to discriminate
(Crosby Burns, Center for American Progress)

"Grave concern" over Iran's human rights abuses
(Baha'i World News Service)

A public law school faces trial over liberal bias
(Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press)

Church’s muscle helped propel president’s rivals to victory in Georgia
(Ellen Barry, The New York Times)

Court refuses petition to change name to ChristIsKing (with a special bonus Sharia reference)
(Eugene Volokh, Volokh Conspiracy)

Court rejects petition to block anti-Islam film trailer in Israel
(Philip Podolsky, The Times of Israel)

CP World Report: Pakistani Girl shot by Taliban, religious freedom study, Israel
(The Christian Post)

Deafening silence: The 2012 pro-life day of silent solidarity
(Alliance Defending Freedom)

Droits de l’homme et Christianisme (1) : Le pouvoir exorbitant de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme
(Grégor Puppinck, Talpa brusseliensis christiana)

Faith meets football and a dispute ensues in East Texas
(Morgan Smith, The Texas Tribune)

Fight for the Word: Two West Tenn. religious leaders continue fight over church name
(Tracie Simer, Jackson, Tennessee Sun)

HRW says Tunisia must confront extremist assaults
(Associated Press)

Iran: Seven Christians detained following raid on prayer meeting
(CSW, Christianity Today Australia)

Italy will not tax church property
(The Right Perspective)

Keep politics and religion separate, but groups can air views: DPM Teo
(Asia One (Singapore))

Landmark mosque in Aleppo burned in fighting
(Zeina Karam, Associated Press via. Arizona Daily Star)

Lawsuit filed to overturn ban on Santa Monica Nativity scenes
(CBS Local)

Northern Ireland and abortion: recent developments
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Officials: Deadly attack hits north Nigeria mosque
(Jon Gambrell, Associated Press via ABC News)

Ontario Catholics should not be intimidated by education minister’s warnings
(Teresa Pierre, National Post)

Pro-abortion protesters storm church chanting, ‘If Mary had aborted, we wouldn’t have this nonsense’
(Peter Balinski, Life Site News)

Questions rise over Tunisian party's moderateness
(Paul Schemm and Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press)

Religions vary on birth-control views
(JoAnne Viviano, The Columbus Dispatch)

Renowned legal scholar (Robert George) speaks about religious liberty
(Mary B. Worthington, Catholic News Herald)

Romney vs. Obama: Where they stand on religious freedom
(Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian Post N. America)

Russia: Pussy Riot, blasphemy, and freedom of religion or belief
(Geraldine Fagan, Forum 18 News Service)

Sudan: Protecting the freedoms of religion and speech
(Ambassador Joseph Stafford, Sudan Tribune)

The hijacking of the ‘true face’ of Islam
(Rob L. Wagner, Arab News)

The making of Buddhism as a world religion
(Geoffrey Goble, Dissertation Reviews)

Tibetan man dies after self-immolation to protest China rule, rights group say
(Did Tang, The Republic)

What do the Chinese people believe?
(Robert Lawrence Kuhn, China Daily USA)

Why Iran can’t follow China’s lead
(Ray Takeyh, The New York Times)

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