Law and Religion Headlines


Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Jewish passengers booted off Lufthansa flight in May are getting $20,000 payouts
(Jackie Hajdenberg, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Taliban: 10 killed in bombing of Afghan religious school
(Rahim Faiez, Associated Press)

Sixth Circuit keeps Air Force vaccine mandate on hold
(Kevin Koeninger, Courthouse News Service)

6th Circuit affirms preliminary injunction protecting Air Force personnel who have religious objections to covid vaccine
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Justice at last in the Central African Republic, but the government’s work is not finished yet
(FoRB in Full: A blog by CSW)

Dutch university scraps Christian prayer
(Christian Network Europe)

Anglicanism in the Public Square Conference – Part 1
(Collin Bastian, Juicy Ecumenism, Institute on Religion and Democracy)

As 16 Days begin, churches work to define responsibility to prevent gender-based violence
(World Council of Churches)

Colombia: World Council of Churches, World Communion of Reformed Churches, and ACT Alliance commend appointment of women to negotiate Colombian peace agreement
(World Council of Churches)

NYC’s Eric Adams, at mayors’ meeting in Greece, says antisemitism has become normalized
(Jacob Henry, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

New religion census: That means more numbers, more maps and more hooks for news stories
(Ryan Burge, GetReligion)

Open hearts, closed doors: Immigration reform and the waning of mainline Protestantism
(Nicholas Pruitt, Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Pakistan on its way to promote interfaith harmony – OpEd
(Qura tul ain Hafeez, Eurasia Review)

From Anglicanism to Rome my battle against extremism
(Michael Nazir-Ali, Anglican Ink)

Afghanistan: Students among 15 killed in Afghan school explosion
(Al Jazeera)

India: CAA is discriminatory and arbitrary because it excludes Tamil, Muslim refugees: DMK
(The Wire)

India: Christian persecution 'growing sharply' in India
(Union of Catholic Asian News)

Indian govt pitches for law against religious conversion
(Union of Catholic Asian News)

Facebook in India: Why is it still allowing hate speech against Muslims?
(Imran Mulla and Peter Oborne, Middle East Eye)

India: Uttarakhand House passes stricter Bill against conversion
(The Indian Express)

Vietnam: Buddhism upholds fine values, joins in national construction: PM
(Vietnam Politics & Laws)

Growing share of Americans see the Supreme Court as ‘friendly’ toward religion
(Patricia Tevington, Pew Research Center)

Ukraine security service searches monastery, warns of 'subversive activities'
(Max Hunder, Reuters)

Archbishop of the OCU: Russians should be prosecuted in the main church of the Russian Armed Forces
(Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU))

Russia protests pope comments as Vatican seeks to mediate
(Nicole Winfield and Joanna Kozlowska, Associated Press)

Kadyrov and the head of Russian Buddhists criticizes the Pope's statements about the conflict in Ukraine
(Interfax-Religion)

Occupied Ukraine: "There is no one to replace the arrested priests"
(Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service)

Mozambique: Targeted by terrorists (Portuguese)
(Pablo Aido, Jesuítas em Portugal)

Brazil: Young man denounces religious intolerance in selection process (Portuguese)
(LeiaJa)

Brazil: Men are denounced by the MPF for religious intolerance and torture (Portuguese)
(Carolina Rampi, O Estado)

Brazil: Against religious intolerance, Omulu Terreiros walk is held in Paulista (Portuguese)
(Rafael Melo, Pernambuco Tem)

Brazil: Project prohibits public funds for events and entities that practice religious intolerance (Portuguese)
(Jornal Floripa)

Brazil: Lula says he will demand support from evangelicals for vaccines or hold churches accountable for deaths (Portuguese)
(Raquel Lopes and Mateus Vargas, Folha de São Paulo)

Brazil: It is unconstitutional to grant allotments without bidding to churches, says TJ-SP (Portuguese)
(Assessoria de Imprensa TJ-SP, Consultor Jurídico)

England and Wales no longer majority Christian nations, census reveals
(William Booth, The Washington Post)

How faith leaders reacted to Senate passage of same-sex marriage protections
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

WEBINAR, 29 November 2022 (18:00 GMT+2): Contemporary Human Rights Challenges: Freedom of Religion and Belief at Stake
(Faculteit voor Protestantse Theologie & Religiestudies)

EVENT, 29 November 2022 (17:00): Legislative Threats to Freedom of Religion or Belief in Europe (House of Commons)
(All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief)

VIRTUAL EVENT, 29 November 2022 (12:00 GMT): Briefing: Impact of Census Results on Religion & Belief (England & Wales)
(Religion Media Centre)

EVENT AND LIVE STREAM, 29 November 2022 (7PM MST/ 9PM EST): Does the American Experiment Still Matter?
(Wheatley Institute)

Native Hawaiians believe volcanoes are alive and should be treated like people, with distinct rights and responsibilities
(Richard W. Stoffle, The Conversation)

Monday, 28 November 2022

CSRE 30: Stanford’s first-ever course on addressing Islamophobia
(Yana Kim, The Stanford Daily)

Ending violence against women and girls key to tackling global crises and achieving prosperity
(Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations)

Segregation would endanger religious women in Israel
(Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll, Jewish News)

Ukrainian churches and the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Ukraine: Being European without accepting “gender”
(Regina Elsner, Talk About: Law and Religion - Blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

The Russian Church doubts the ability of Ukraine to be an independent country
(Interfax-Religion)

UGCC demands urgent release of illegally arrested priests in Berdyansk: official statement
(Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU))

Ukraine: 23 criminal proceedings opened against 33 pro-Russian clerics
(Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Ukraine: Draft law on banning the activities of the Russian Orthodox Church
(Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

29% say antisemitism acceptable in workplace, new survey finds
(The Jerusalem Post)

Political storm in Italy after top senator defends views on homosexuality with the Bible
(Evangelical Focus)

Nigerian bishop decries religious intolerance and persecution
(Félicien Rondel, La Croix International)

Why Nigeria's potential landmark case challenging its blasphemy law matters
(Kelsey Zorzi, Newsweek)

USCIRF releases new report on religious freedom under Syrian rebel group HTS
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

Freedom of religion rubs with secular thinking in Western Europe
(Leendert de Bruin, Christian Network Europe)

The Shifting Landscape of Faith in Canada
(Ray Pennings and Jenisa Los, Cardus)

The impervious meaning: peaks and abysses of the extreme interpretation
(Massimo Leone, Fondazione Bruno Kessler)

The New Spirit of Capitalism: How neoliberalism has changed the way we do religion
(Mathew Guest, London School of Economics Religion and Global Society Blog)

Pakistan: Persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan intensifies
(Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe)

Kenya: Police barred from storming places of worship to effect arrests - Rigathi
(Njoki Kihiu, All Africa)

Gambia: 'Over 34 countries' to participate in African religious ministers & ullamas confab
(Adama Jallow, All Africa)

How Iran underestimated the outrage over the killing of Mahsa Amini
(Ewelina U. Ochab, Forbes)

U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs emphasizes recommitment to relationship with Jewish community
(United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

Hong Kong court convicts Cardinal Zen, 5 others over fund
(Kanis Leung, Associated Press)

Articles of interest - 28 November 2022
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Suit claims school's restroom policy burdens Muslim and Christian religious beliefs
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Podcast: S4, Ep. 06: Evaluating Christian nationalism as a political strategy
(Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

Asian faiths try to save swastika symbol corrupted by Hitler
(Deepa Bharath, Associated Press)

Venezuelan prelate begs US to reverse crackdown on entry for asylum seekers
(Elise Ann Allen, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Mozambique bishops denounce terrorism, corruption and poverty
(Ngala Killian Chimtom, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

In rare public protest, Vatican calls out China over bishop’s appointment
(Elise Ann Allen, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

China wants to “sinicise” its Catholics
(The Economist)

China vows more ‘friendly consensus’ amid Vatican complaints
(Associated Press)

Meet the 2 Jews of Guyana, a South American nation with a tradition of religious tolerance
(Seth Wikas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Tajikistan: Urgent medical treatment denied again, defying UN Human Rights Committee
(Forum 18 News Service)

Is the secularized West witnessing a religious revival?
(Charles Mercier, La Croix International)

KAICIID hosts two simultaneous events in Lisbon for women and fellows
(KAICIID Dialogue Centre)

Pluralism has life left in it yet: The Respect for Marriage Act, and the harmony between religious liberty and LGBTQ rights
(David French, The Atlantic)

Tennessee county should drop ‘Judeo-Christian values’ from document, Atheist group says
(Mark A. Kellner, The Washington Times)

The gender of treaty withdrawal: Lessons from the Istanbul Convention
(Başak Çali and Laurence Helfer, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

Forum seeks Korean reconciliation and peace
(Union of Catholic Asian News)

Philippines: Church calls for dignified burial for Filipino prisoners
(Joseph Peter Calleja, Union of Catholic Asian News)

The Women’s Mosque of America: Authority & Community in US Islam
(Tazeen Ali, Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

WCC meets with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on path to “work for justice and peace”
(World Council of Churches)

Hamas: Palestinians must be ready to face 'official Israeli attack' on Al-Aqsa Mosque
(Middle East Monitor)

Malaysia: Muslim NGO works to strengthen religious harmony in Sibu
(The Star)

COMECE warmly welcomes Bishop Treanor’s appointment as new Apostolic Nuncio to the EU
(The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE))

COMECE publishes its contribution to develop Social Economy
(The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE))

Religious freedom stories across the country - 28 November 2022
(First Liberty)

Church should stay out of politics, German believes
(Christian Network Europe)

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art in Glasgow promotes understanding between people of different faiths and none – Professor Rina Arya
(Rina Arya, The Scotsman)

UK: Council “community safety” officers confront women praying in Bournemouth, even outside of abortion “censorship zone”
(ADF UK)

The Public Order Bill will have a chilling effect on democratic freedom
(Marcial Boo, Equality and Human Rights Commission)

Law and religion round-up – 29th November
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

CDM: publication of penalties
(David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK)

UK Government says new online safety plans give adults the power to block antisemitism
(Lee Harpin, Jewish News)

Around the web - 28 November 2022
(Law and Religion Forum, St. John's Law School Center for Law & Religion)

Supreme Court signals sympathy with web designer opposed to same-sex marriage in free speech case
(Mark Satta, The Conversation)

Friday, 25 November 2022

How Iran underestimated the outrage over the killing of Mahsa Amini
(Ewelina U. Ochab, Forbes)

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

DC’s faith communities rally to protect bused-in immigrants
(Emily Neil, Religion News Service)

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