Law and Religion Headlines


Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit will fund Yeshiva University clubs as school halts them
(Kathryn Post, Religion News Service)

India: Hijab row: Karnataka order on uniform "religion neutral", says govt; blames PFI for trouble
(The Economic Times)

India: Christians in India call Karnataka anti-conversion law ‘draconian’
(Nirmala Carvalho, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Nigerian bishops urge commission to use new tech to ensure fair elections
(Peter Ajayi Dada, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Iran hijab protests: Young woman's death puts Tehran under pressure
(Shabnam von Hein, Deutsche Welle)

USCIRF condemns Iran’s government for killing of young woman with “improper hijab”
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

Iran protests: Women burn headscarves in anti-hijab protests
(David Gritten and Oliver Slow, BBC News)

In a rarity, Azerbaijan, a Muslim-majority republic, hosts Jewish festival with global reach
(Larry Luxner, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

In first, White House to host Rosh Hashanah reception
(Gabby Deutch, Jewish Insider)

Private religious schools have public responsibilities too
(Nomi M. Stolzenberg and David N. Myers, The Atlantic)

State abortion bans face religious-liberty lawsuits from the left
(Laura Kusisto, The Wall Street Journal)

A forgotten champion of religious liberty: Dirck Coornhert's 1582 Synod on the Freedom of Conscience speaks to our polarized age.
(Joseph Loconte, Law & Liberty)

DeSantis as 'culture warrior' or theocrat: Coverage depends on a newsroom's worldview
(Clemente Lisi, GetReligion)

Religion and Article 10 again: Rabczewska
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Qatari ambassador faces LGBT-rights appeal before World Cup
(Ciarán Fahey, Associated Press)

Looking for a church in the state
(James R. Rogers, Law & Liberty)

Caring about safety: CEC engages in awareness raising and security training for German churches
(Conference of European Churches)

Italy: Giorgia Meloni’s politics and faith: Meet the woman who could be Italy's next leader
(Clemente Lisi, Religion Unplugged)

China says will do all it can for peaceful Taiwan ‘reunification’
(Al Jazeera)

Ethnic minority Christians arrested in China
(Union of Catholic Asian News)

China faces pressure at United Nations after Xinjiang report
(Al Jazeera)

New global poll: Where’s religion? Media coverage doesn’t meet demand
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Weekly Highlight #222: COVID-19: Exploring faith dimensions: Continuing issues, taking stock
(Berkley Center, Joint Learning Initiative, WFDD)

Religious freedom in Uzbekistan: still space for reform
(Catherine Putz, The Diplomat)

Spanish minister assures that trans and abortion law will not restrict freedom of conscience
(Christian Network Europe)

Norway: Even under conversion ban, Norwegian preacher can still say no to homosexuality
(Christian Network Europe)

Pin on hate speech on the web
(Andrea Pin, Law and Religion Forum, St. John's Law School Center for Law & Religion)

King Abdullah blasts Israel: Christianity in Jerusalem is under fire
(Tovah Lazaroff, The Jerusalem Post)

Brazil president offers to take in priests persecuted in Nicaragua
(AFP, France 24)

Brazil: "Vote according to your conscience", bishops tell Brazilians
(La Croix International)

Employees fired for religious refusal of COVID vaccine bring Title VII suit
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Wyoming homeless shelter defends its freedom to hire only those who share its beliefs
(Alliance Defending Freedom)

S.C. religious school funding unconstitutional, charges new FFRF lawsuit
(Freedom From Religion Foundation)

Amid court fight, L.G.B.T.Q. club proposes a compromise to Yeshiva
(Liam Stack, The New York Times)

Josef Schuster: 'Antisemitism is misanthropic, no matter where'
(Ulrike Bornhak, Deutsche Welle)

Defying Ukraine’s wartime warnings, thousands of Hasidic pilgrims have made it to Uman for Rosh Hashanah
(Jacob Judah, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

What Christian colleges can glean from the Supreme Court’s ‘Yeshiva’ case
(Daniel Bennett, Christianity Today)

Extreme religious liberty is undermining public health
(Lindsay F. Wiley, The New York Times)

Gen Z Hindu Americans reckon with faith and politics
(Richa Karmarkar, Religion News Service)

Cardinal Joseph Zen set to go on trial in Hong Kong on charges tied to pro-democracy fund
(Clemente Lisi, Religion Unplugged)

1 in 3 Southeast Asian Muslims more devout than parents: Report
(Al Jazeera)

Wyoming rescue mission sues EEOC, state agency over religious employment rules
(Mark A. Kellner, The Washington Times)

Hinduism and discriminatory experiences
(JoAnne Wadsworth, G20 Interfaith Forum Blog)

Vatican opens new embassy in Timor-Leste
(Ryan Dagur, Union of Catholic Asian News)

Russia: 33 Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to prison since 1 January 2022
(Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Sudan: Apostasy charges against Christians in Sudan dismissed
(Morning Star News)

“The Dangerous Illusion of a Secular State”: Al Mohler at National Conservatism Conference
(Josiah Reedy, Juicy Ecumenism, Institute on Religion and Democracy)

Turning thirty year old commitments on minority rights into reality for all: Lord Ahmad statement at UNGA
(Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, GOV.UK)

Leicester: Call for calm after Hindu-Muslim unrest in UK city
(Al Jazeera)

King Charles is interpreting ‘Defender of the Faith’ for a new Britain
(Catherine Pepinster, Religion News Service)

Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship: post-accession
(David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK)

Law and religion round-up – 18th September
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Most Republicans support declaring the United States a Christian nation
(Stella Rouse and Shibley Telhami, Politico)

Pope Francis launches strong appeal for peace and religious freedom (Portuguese)
(ACI Digital)

In a speech at the UN, Jair Bolsonaro calls for the fight against "Christophobia" (Portuguese)
(ONU News)

Statute of religious freedom is approved by the Chamber of Olinda (Portuguese)
(Redação Portal, CBN Recife)

In Sweden, God’s house offers a solution for integration challenges
(KAICIID Dialogue Centre)

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

TRAINING PROGRAMME, deadline of 20 September 2022: Young Adults Training for Religious Amity (Theme: Youth Interreligious Engagement, Advocating Human Dignity)
(World Council of Churches)

Monday, 19 September 2022

Southern governors sending migrants north face a crisis of faith
(Jonathan Merritt, RNS Column: On Faith and Culture)

Debates about migration have never been simple – just look at the Hebrew Bible
(Ki-Eun Jang, The Conversation)

Israel: Yesh Atid MK criticized for comments on religious society
(The Times of Israel)

Diplomatic spat after Chile leader snubs new Israeli ambassador
(Al Jazeera)

Chile: Violence and corruption won’t build up Chile, cardinal says at independence prayer service
(Walter Sanchez Silva, Catholic News Agency)

Tolerance versus toleration: The lost civility of the Muslim empires
(Jocelyne Cesari, London School of Economics Religion and Global Society Blog)

Indonesian Christians mourn pro-minority Islamic scholar
(Union of Catholic Asian News)

IGE speaks at Indonesian virtual conference on religious freedom and rule of law
(Institute for Global Engagement)

Sixth ICLARS Conference, 19-21 September 2022: Human Dignity, Law, and Religious Diversity: Designing the Future of Inter-Cultural Societies
(Córdoba, Spain, International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies)

EVENT, 19 September 2022 (10:30AM ET): USCIRF Conversation: Assessing Religious Freedom in Egyptian Curriculum Reform
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

EVENT, 19 September 2022 (7:30-9:00PM PT): A Constitutional Symposium: Religious Liberty and LGBTQ+ Rights, Moraga, CA, USA
(Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History, St. Mary's College of California)

Lugato on the international legal framework for hate speech and its limits
(Law and Religion Forum, St. John's Law School Center for Law & Religion)

Around the web - 19 September 2022
(Law and Religion Forum, St. John's Law School Center for Law & Religion)

Decline in religion a national health concern
(Brian Grim, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Uganda: Noise control: What NEMA, Church leaders agreed upon
(Uganda Christian News)

Photos of the week: Kazakhstan religious conference, fire destroys historic LA church
(Kit Doyle, Religion News Service)

Queen funeral: Sermon from the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby from Westminster Abbey in full
(The Scotsman)

A statement from the LSE Faith Centre on the death of Queen Elizabeth II
(London School of Economics Religion and Global Society Blog)

Factbox: Westminster Abbey - traditional church for royals in life and death
(Angus Macswan, Reuters)

Cardinal prays at queen’s funeral, signaling Charles’ openness to dialogue
(Catholic News Service)

Serbian police arrest dozens as Belgrade EuroPride marchers defy ban
(Agence France-Presse, The Guardian)

India: Job discrimination against Indian Muslims up 9% in 15 years
(Daily Sabah)

Our civilizational moment: The crisis of the West, the war of the worlds, and the faith required for our time
(Os Guinness, Faith & Law)

Russia: Special bimonthly freedom of religion or belief (01-15.09.2022)
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

TPNRD releases report on religious responses to the Russian invasion
(Religion & Diplomacy: A Resource of the Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion and Diplomacy)

Iran: Mahsa Amini: Iran police say woman's death was 'unfortunate'
(David Gritten, BBC News)

Articles of interest - 19 September 2022
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

A Supreme Court setback prompted drastic action at this religious school
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)

A country of churches: Why Ukraine will prevail
(Adrian Bonenberger, Commonweal)

Hong Kong: Why is 90-year-old Cardinal Zen standing trial in Hong Kong?
(Kate Mayberry, Al Jazeera)

Cameroon: ‘Enough is enough,’ say Cameroon bishops after kidnapping, church burning
(Ngala Killian Chimtom, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Germany: 2 antisemitic attacks reported in Berlin on single day, amid rising tally of incidents
(Toby Axelrod, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

4 months after barring Jewish passengers, Lufthansa (again) announces new steps to combat antisemitism
(Toby Axelrod, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

World’s churches converge on Germany city of Karlsruhe to pray and act
(World Council of Churches)

A Texas judge just took religious ‘freedom’ too far
(Noah Feldman, Bloomberg)

Large-scale disorder breaks out in Leicester
(Caroline Lowbridge, James Lynn and Dan Martin, BBC News)

An old question that's back in the news: Why can’t non-Muslims visit Mecca and Medina?
(Richard Ostling, GetReligion)

Are American Christians on the path to severe persecution for their faith?
(David Curry, Religion News Service)

Portugal: President of the Religious Liberty Commission highlights the importance of the program "The Faith of Men" (Portuguese)
(PR/CB/OC, Ecclesia)

Brazil: Walk against intolerance brings together representatives of religions in Rio (Portuguese)
(Mariana Tokarnia, Agência Brasil)

‘Brazil under Constitution’: Religious freedom is a right guaranteed to all Brazilians (video)(Portuguese)
(Globo Play)

Protection of the fundamental rights of religious leaders in the context of violence in Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico (Spanish)
(Observatorio de Libertad Religiosa de América Latina y El Caribe)

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