Law and Religion Headlines


Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The Xinjiang Papers: Either turning or returning point
(Marco Respinti, Bitter Winter)

39 Falun Gong practitioners in China sentenced to prison in October 2019 for refusing to renounce their faith
(Minghui.org)

Siege of Nicaragua’s Catholic cathedral eases as hunger strikers leave
(Ismael Lopez Ocampo and Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post)

Dark anniversary: The state of assisted suicide 25 years after Measure 16
(Wesley J Smith, National Review)

Canadian doctors get ready for child euthanasia
(Wesley J. Smith, National Review)

Pastor of vibrant Arkansas parish named Bishop of Shreveport
(Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency)

The "synodality" masquerade
(George Weigel, First Things)

Americans see religion as a force for good despite waning influence
(Janita Kan, The Epoch Times)

Pope Francis and the American bishops
(Philip Lawler, First Things)

Americans to religious organizations: Stay out of politics
(Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service)

Tibetans cast alarm on high-tech persecution of faiths in China
(Marco Respinti, Bitter Winter: A Magazine on Religious Liberty and Human Rights in China)

Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists after years of backlash
(Business Insider)

Religious responses to the Amazon rainforest fires
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

For supporters of abortion access, troubling trends in Texas
(Ashley Lopez, NPR)

An ecological reading of the synod for the pan-Amazon region (Responding to: Religious responses to the Amazon rainforest fires)
(Guillermo Kerber, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Argument: The hard left is hurting Palestine
(Azeem Ibrahim, Foreign Policy)

Better together: Community is the heart of conservation (Responding to: Religious responses to the Amazon rainforest fires)
(Niyanta Spelman, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Episcopal congregation near death row prison braces for first federal execution since 2003
(David Paulsen, Episcopal News Service)

Church and religious communities, together with indigenous people, answer the plea for the protection of the Amazon rainforests (Responding to: Religious responses to the Amazon rainforest fires)
(Blanca Lucía Echeverry Bedoya, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

International and interfaith responses to the Amazon rainforest fires (Responding to: Religious responses to the Amazon rainforest fires)
(Leila Salazar-López, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Human rights rooted in freedom of religion, conscience
(Lord David Alton, Decision: The Evangelical Voice for Today)

The Amazon fires: Notre Dame, nostra culpa—our house is burning (Responding to: Religious responses to the Amazon rainforest fires)
(Aaron Perry, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements
(Matthew Lee, Associated Press)

Christianity is declining at a rapid pace, but Americans still hold positive views about religion’s role in society
(Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post)

Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank
(Associated Press)

The Amazon synod: "plus tard sera trop tard" (Responding to: Religious responses to the Amazon rainforest fires)
(Michael Schuck, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

FoRB on the Frontlines: “Everyone’s hatred was ever present”
(FoRB in Full: A blog by CSW)

College Board to expand testing options for AP exam on Muslim holiday
(Donna St. George, The Washington Post)

Houston archdiocese, seeking foster care contract, challenges LGBT anti-discrimination protections
(Allie Morris, The Houston Chronicle)

The convergence of religious, economic, and political fundamentalisms undermines God’s creation in the Amazon (Responding to: Religious responses to the Amazon rainforest fires)
(Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Poll finds American Catholics don’t look to clergy on politics
(Elise Harris, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Religion is being pushed out of the public square. Research shows it’s only going to get worse
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News InDepth)

Douglas Todd: How Quebec’s religious garb ban compares to harsh regimes
(Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun)

The fires of Amazonia (Responding to: Religious responses to the Amazon rainforest fires)
(Drew Christiansen, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

In Bolivia, interim leader sets conservative, religious tone
(Anatoly Kurmanaev, The New York Times)

Old religious tensions resurge in Bolivia after ouster of longtime indigenous president
(Religion News Service Opinion (the Conversation))

Why John Bel Edwards wins
(Charles C. Camosy, First Things)

Recent articles of interest - 18 November 2019
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

House holds hearings on human rights issues in India's Jammu and Kashmir
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Holocaust denial, hyperlinks and YouTube: Chabloz again.
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Modi pushes to grant citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants
(Bibhudatta Pradhan, Bloomberg)

Jammu and Kashmir in context
(Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, U.S. House of Representatives)

Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land: The Hebrew Bible in the United States: A Sourcebook
(Stuart W. Halpern , Meir Y. Soloveichik , Matthew Holbreich , Jonathan Silver, The Toby Press)

Legal Spirits Episode 016: The new wedding vendor cases
(Center for Law and Religion Forum at St. John's University School of Law)

Blessed by Buddhist monks, Sri Lanka's new president prioritises security
(Dinuka Liyanawatte, Reuters)

From watchdogs to lapdogs? USCIRF commissioner resigns over attempts by Congress to ‘undermine the independence’ of commissioners
(Harvest Prude, World Magazine)

"Loving justice" and the refugees at our border
(Regina M. Schwartz, Sightings: The University of Chicago Divinity School)

Congress may set back religious freedom: A Senate bill would gut a government commission that protects the faithful
(Kristina Arriaga, The Wall Street Journal - Opinion)

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(Bassem Mroue and Mariam Fam, Associated Press)

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Third judge finds against conscience protection rule for medical workers
(Catholic News Agency)

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