Law and Religion Headlines

Friday, 17 January 2020

“There is a great awakening happening”: The contentious role of religion in educating kids
(Annabelle Timsit, Quartz)

Putin's annual state of the nation address elevates values
(Interfax-Religiia, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

And this just in: Religious left is real, important, rather small and it's actually old news
(Terry Mattingly, Get Religion)

Category: Game shows. Question: How did Jeopardy! stumble into the Israeli-Palestinian quagmire?
(Ira Rifkin, Get Religion)

Charity trustees and decision-making: St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

'Why Religion?' asks 'How hearts can heal' after tragedy
(Terry Gross, National Public Radio)

As Iran and Iraq simmer, giants of Shiite world vie for influence
(Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor)

Religious liberty in our schools must be protected
(Betsy DeVos, USA Today)

Protecting faith-based colleges
(Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed)

Canada: Muslim group challenges Quebec religious law
(Barry Ellsworth, Anadolu Agency)

Thursday, 16 January 2020

January 16 is Religious Freedom Day
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
(Thomas Jefferson,

Presidential Proclamation on Religious Freedom Day, 2020
(Donald Trump, The White House)

Religious freedom means standing up for another person's beliefs
(Zeenat Rahman, The Hill)

National Religious Freedom Day - January 16
(Resources, Proclamations, Gateways To Better Education)

EVENT, 16 January 2020: Religious Literacy: Challenges for Today
(The Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin)

National Religious Freedom Day Calendar

Why America must recommit to religious freedom
(Thomas Jipping and Stephanie Neville, The Daily Signal)

COURSE, 16-19 January 2020: "Be One" Ecumenical Course
(CEC, European Fellowship of Christian Youth, the Committee of Children and Youth at the Ecumenical Council in Finland and the Danish Youth Council)

EVENT, 16 January 2020: See You in Court? International Legal Proceedings Relating to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
(The University of Westminster, London)

EVENT, 16 January 2020: Free Exercise Equality: What It Means for International Religious Freedom
(David Little, Thomas F. Farr, Andrew P.W. Bennett, Jennie Bradley Lichter, Knox Thames, Religious Freedom Institute and Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC)

KAICIID: The year in photos 2019
(KAIICID Dialogue Centre)

Good-faith arguments: The value of keeping KAICIID
(Michael Driessen, Commonweal)

Open Doors Watch List: 2020 report on the religious freedom of Christians
(Download Link, Open Doors - World Watch List)

Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List reveals surge of violence, ‘human rights nightmare’ in China
(RNS Press Release Distribution Service, Religion News Service)

Open Doors: Technology advancing Christian persecution
(Diana Chandler, Baptist Press)

North Korea is still the most dangerous place to be a Christian
(Christian Today)

2020 World Watch List (Video)
(Open Doors USA, YouTube)

World Watch List: the 50 most dangerous countries to follow Jesus
(Open Doors International, Open Doors HK)

The Top 50 countries where it's hardest to be a Christian
(Jayson Casper, Christianity Today)

What’s next for Christians in the Middle East?
(Stephen M. Rasche, Angelus News)

The 10 most religious countries, ranked by perception
(Megan Trimble, Shelbi Austin, U.S. News & World Report)

Tabernacle retrieved intact from church destroyed by earthquake in Puerto Rico
(Catholic News Agency)

School threatens suspension for student's 'Virginity Rocks' sweatshirt
(Catholic News Agency)

Italian bishops promote Catholic-Jewish dialogue as antisemitic speech increases
(Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency)

Disability group welcomes ruling against right to assisted suicide in Mass.
(Catholic News Agency)

Jerry Falwell, Jr. may call for 'civil disobedience' if Virginia passes new gun control laws
(Lori Arnold, Christian Headlines)

Tennessee to pass bill allowing faith-based adoption agencies to refuse same-sex couples
(Mikaela Mathews, Christian Headlines)

House sends impeachment articles to the Senate, trial date is set
(Will Maule, Christian Headlines)

Religious group's distribution of vegan food may be expressive conduct
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

8th Circuit hears oral arguments in challenge to state anti-BDS law
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Eighth Circuit hears fight over Arkansas anti-boycott law
(Joe Harris, Courthouse News Service)

Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups as he rallies base
(Collin Binkley and Elana Schor, Associated Press)

Muslim millennial's site dispels stereotypes for millions
(Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press)

Imam in Uganda is mocked for mistakenly marrying a man
(Rodney Muhumuz, Associated Press)

NJ expands terrorism law in response to kosher market attack
(Associated Press)

Panama: 7 killed, 14 tortured in exorcism terror rituals
(Associated Press)

Pope blesses rosaries for military prisoners held for ‘Dirty War’ crimes
(Inés San Martín, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Bishops urge Central African Republic leaders to face challenges in 2020
(Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

The value of religious clubs on Utah’s college campuses
(Trent Toone, Deseret News)

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