Law and Religion Headlines

Thursday, 20 February 2020

United by hatred of Jews and immigrants, white supremacists are increasingly working together across borders
(Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Worship in a time of coronavirus: Chinese churches in U.S. fight fears
(Rebecca Tan, The Washington Post)

Three religious extremists detained in Kazan

Putin calls to halt any religious discord

Execution for a Facebook post? Why blasphemy is a capital offense in some Muslim countries
(Ahmet T. Kuru, The Washington Post)

Pompeo: Religious Freedom Alliance will stop bad actors, advocate for persecuted
(Madison Hirneisen, Washington Times)

Montenegro soldiers who join church protests face expulsion
(Samir Kajosevic, Balkan Insight)

It’s time for media to make religious persecution in China a campaign issue
(Wesley J. Smith, National Review)

Kate Forbes should not be attacked for her religious beliefs

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Articles of interest - 17 February 2020
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Religion Photos of the Week - February 16, 2020
(Kit Doyle, Religion News Service)

The winner of the 37th Niwano Peace Prize is a Korean Zen master
(Asia News)

UK Court: Sharia marriages not valid under English Law
(Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute)

Press Release: Akhter v Khan
(Southhall Black Sisters)

HM Attorney General -v- Akhter and Khan
(In the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) On appeal from the Family Court Williams J [2018] EWFC 54, Court and Tribunals Judiciary)

Sharia, the Cairo Declaration and the European Convention on Human Rights
(Parlilamentary Assembly Resolution 2253 (2019), Council of Europe)

Council of Europe calls for Muslim couples in UK to legally have to register marriage before or during Islamic ceremony
(Maya Openheim, Independent)

The Chained Wife Problem: Religious and Secular Perspectives
(Dmytro Vovk, Talk About: Law and Religion (blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies))

The Aguna Problem – Recent Developments
(Haim Shapira, Talk About: Law and Religion (blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies))

Divorce and the Chained Wife: The Interplay of Civil Law and Religious Law
(Mark Hill QC, Talk About: Law and Religion (blog of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies))

Employment tribunal claim – Christ Church, Oxford
(David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK)

Human Rights Watch submission to the European Union for the EU-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue
(Human Rights Watch)

More Israelis, Palestinians support the 'one-state' solution
(Ksenia Svetlova, Al-Monitor: Israel Pulse)

Is Abbas the key to Israeli annexation of West Bank lands?
(Shlomi Eldar, Al-Monitor: Israel Pulse)

Will Jewish left-wing voters support the Joint List in March?
(Akiva Eldar, Al-Monitor: Israel Pulse)

Raqqa seeks to repair what IS ruined
(Rana al-Ahmde, Al-Monitor: Syria Pulse)

Iran’s most powerful hardline clerics to reunite in Assembly of Experts election
(Rohollah Faghihi, Al-Monitor Iran Pulse)

Report: Yemen’s Houthis now sporting deadlier drones
(Jack Detsch, Al-Monitor - The Pulse of the Middle East)

Aging Shiite cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?
(Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Mariam Fam, Associated Press)

Has Sadr lost the Iraqi street?
(Omar Sattar, Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse)

In our opinion: Corporate America is learning the value of faith in the workplace
(The Editorial Board, Deseret News Opinion)

Round Up 17.02.20 – Detentions, quarantines, deportations and reshuffles….
(Thomas Hayes, UK Human Rights Blog)

Emergency order in the Montenegrin Army: "It is clear, those who attend liturgies..."
(Source: Vecernje Novosti, b92)

Religious freedom under attack in Pakistan according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide
(Forum for Religious Freedom Europe)

Pakistan-India crossing is a ‘Corridor of Hope’, UN chief says, wraps up visit with call for interfaith dialogue
(United Nations, The European Sting)

Djukanovic: Montenegro must have its own church to resist interference from Serbia
(Source: Beta, b92)

FoRB Prisoners Database (since 2013)
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

A look inside the new General Handbook for Church Leaders and Members
(Newsroom, The Church of Jesus Christ of Lattery Saints)

General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (English)
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Solidarity with “Fridays for Future” - Statement of the European Christian Environmental Network

Christian delegation discusses migration and asylum with Ylva Johansson
(Conference of European Churches)

CEC congratulates Archbishop Anastasios of Albania on receiving Klaus Hemmerle 2020
(Conference of European Churches)

Kashmir: why Trump’s offer of international mediation is a good idea
(Saloni Kapur, The Conversation)

Brexit is not a time for the UK to step back from the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief
(CSWPress, FoRB in Full: A blog by CSW)

Pensacola's Bayview Park cross can stay, does not violate Constitution, appeals court rules
(Jim Little, Pensacola News Journal)

In our opinion: Corporate America is learning the value of faith in the workplace
(The Deseret News Editorial Board, Deseret News Opinion)

Iowa Senate Republicans advance new 72-hour abortion waiting period after previous version struck down in court
(Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register)

‘I will euthanise myself before I go into aged care’: how aged care is failing LGBTI+ people
(Andreq Waling and Anthony Lyons, The Conversation)

Failure to protect women from domestic violence is a breach of Article 3 of the Convention
(Elliot Gold, Guest Post, UK Human Rights Blog)

Macron unveils curbs on foreign imams in France to combat ‘separatism’
(France 24)

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