Law and Religion Headlines

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Podcast: More ink about crazy churches sinking down (maybe) into partisan politics
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

Egypt: Ordinary affects of U.S. empire
(Candace Lukasik, Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Senegal: The challenge of interfaith marriages in Senegal
(Charles Senghor, La Croix International)

Church in Chile to help regularize migrants amid new migration law
(La Croix International)

European Policy Dialogue Forum tackles hate speech and urban challenges for refugees and migrants
(KAICIID Dialogue Centre)

Cyprus bids farewell to trailblazer cleric who stood up for Ukraine
(Michele Kambas, Reuters)

Hindus welcome Cyprus greenlighting 1st crematorium, urge govt to abide by timeline
(Eurasia Review)

Pope Francis, King of Jordan discuss ‘need to encourage Christian presence’ in Middle East
(AC Wimmer, Catholic News Agency)

Papal Muslim engagement makes demands on Asian bishops
(Ben Joseph, Union of Catholic Asian News)

‘Spirit of Toumliline’ interfaith inquiry lives on 50 years after Moroccan monastery closed
(Julia Bicknell, Religion Unplugged)

CAIR calls on Court to impose $10,000 fine on Nevada prison refusing to allow Muslims to congregate for Friday prayer
(Council on American-Islamic Relations)

Pre-Parliament event to explore the global ethic as a common moral foundation for a world in conflict
(Parliament of the World's Religions)

Church destroyed 'in air strike by Myanmar military'
(Union of Catholic Asian News)

Text pals: J.B. Pritzker, Cardinal Blase Cupich in close contact amid the pandemic, messages, emails show
(Robert Herguth, Chicago Sun Times)

Opening statement at Princeton conference on institutional neutrality in non-sectarian universities
(Robert George, Mirror of Justice)

Breaking religious freedom stories across the country
(First Liberty)

Remembrance Sunday connects us to family, friends and community, national online service to hear
(The Church of England)

‘The number of Christians worldwide will not decline’ — interview with Paul Marshall
(The Hungarian Conservative)

France sees increase in “attacks” on secularism law
(Christian Network Europe)

Kenya: “Be faithful to the views collected from stakeholders,” bishops appeal to Presidential Working Party on Educational Reforms
(Catholic Information Service for Africa)

FFRF members help defeat toxic religious liberty Arkansas measure
(Freedom From Religion Foundation)

Draft resolution titled “Freedom of religion or belief” (document A/C.3/77/L.43) and five other resolutions approved by Third Committee
(United Nations)

Interview: The growing British concern for religious freedom for all
(Jayson Casper, Christianity Today)

Human dignity & religious liberty: A call to action
(YouTube Video, Religious Freedom Institute)

Photos of the week: US Elections; Hinduism’s Dev Deepawali festival
(Jessi Dodge, Religion News Service)

Claims against social worker who questioned foster parents' religion is dismissed
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Crimea: Three 6-year jail terms, with 7-year post-jail bans
(Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service)

Is Putin right to call the West ‘Satanic’?
(Steven Tucker, Providence Mag)

Kadyrov calls on all Muslims and their children to bring Europe to its knees
(Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU))

Recreational marijuana use becomes new front in the culture wars following midterms
(Clemente Lisi, Religion Unplugged)

World Council of Churches executive committee urges commitment to global health-promoting churches
(World Council of Churches)

WCC acting general secretary: “We are a fellowship united by faith for action”
(World Council of Churches)

WCC executive committee statement urges “Christian witness and action for human dignity and human rights"
(World Council of Churches)

Zimbabwe: New Catholic Bishops head commits to facilitate ‘meaningful’ Church-State dialogue
(Alois Vinga, New Zimbabwe)

Over 32K sign petition urging Biden to reinstate Nigeria on religious freedom violators list
(Samuel Smith, The Christian Post)

Outgoing Israeli gov't approved $2m plan to bridge gap with Reform Jews - report
(Asaf Elia-Shalev, The Jerusalem Post)

Cape Verde: Government introduces Catholic religious moral education in 13 pilot schools (Portuguese)
(Radio Nova de Maria, Vatican News)

Brazil’s newly elected Lula has a chance to work with the Catholic Church to serve the common good
(Élio Gasda, America: The Jesuit Review)

Brazil: University student does not get allowance for absence from classes on Saturdays due to religion (Portuguese)
(Assessoria de Imprensa da Justiça Federal em SC, JusCatarina)

Brazil: Religious freedom is the theme of the next public hearing to combat racism in Itapevi (Portuguese)
(Câmara Municipal de Itapevi, Primeira Edição)

Brazil: Training course in ecumenism and interrreligious dialogue address religious freedom in the secular state (Portuguese)
(Destaque Especial, CNBB)

Brazil: Defending the secular state is Brazil's salvation (Portuguese)
(Simony dos Anjos, Carta Capital)

Friday, 11 November 2022

EVENT, 11 November 2022: Utah [email protected], Veteran’s Day Conference Nov. 11
(Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Thursday, 10 November 2022

EVENT, 10-11 November 2022: International Law and Religion Moot Court
(Brazilian Center of Studies in Law and Religion)

To Perfect the Imperfect Title: How Referenda were Historically Manipulated to Justify Territorial Conquest by Nations
(Sze Hong Lam, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

Oregon interfaith leaders declare win in vote to tighten gun control
(Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service)

The Weekly Round-up: Migrant tagging, pandemic education rights, and Mental Health Act reform
(Matthew Johnson, UK Human Rights Blog)

Basu v. Germany and Muhammad v. Spain: Room for improvement in the Court’s first judgments on racial profiling
(Mathias Möschel, Strasbourg Observers)

Mexican bishops defend the presence of Christian symbols on public property
(Eduardo Berdejo, Catholic News Agency)

HF and Others v France: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction without Duty to Repatriate IS-Children and their Mothers
(Annick Pijnenburg, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

Turkey: Religious freedom violations in Turkey should prompt the EU to reflect on its own commitment to human rights
(Georgia du Plessis, The European Conservative)

Ominous tidings for religious freedom in Latin America
(Tomás Henríquez, National Review)

Tennessee county under fire for adding 'Judeo-Christian' preamble to official document
(Angele Latham, The Tennessean)

Islamophobia tarnishes India’s image in the Gulf
(Hasan Alhasan, East Asia Forum)

India: VHP aggressively striving for national laws against religious conversion: Milind Parande

Japan: Kishida: Bill to target donations demanded by religious groups
(The Asahi Shimbun)

Japan: The great witch hunt against the Unification Church in Japas: An unprecedented probe is being started with the stated aim of dissolving the Unification Church in Japan.
(Massimo Introvigne, Bitter Winter: A Magazine on Religious Liberty and Human Rights in China)

Religious freedom protects Wicca, too
(Hannah Santos, Freedom Forum)

Japan: Expert panel in Japan approves standards for ‘right to question’ Unification Church
(The Japan News)

Japan government to discuss bill outlawing 'socially unacceptable' donations
(Tomoko Otake, The Japan Times)

‘Once students knew their identity, they excelled’: how to talk about excellence in Indigenous education
(Marnee Shay, Danielle Armour, Jodie Miller, and Suraiya Abdul Hameed, The Conversation)

Qatar’s claims of diversity are undermined by its treatment of Bahá’ís
(Padideh Sabeti, The Guardian)

New book: Law and the Rule of God: A Christian Engagement with Shari'a
(Joshua Ralston, Cambridge University Press)

Boston pays out $2.1M to settle Christian flag legal case
(Mark Pratt, Associated Press)

Christian flag case in Boston settles for $2.125 Million
(Liberty Counsel)

Barring head coverings in prison violates federal law, appeals court rules
(Rachel Weiner, The Washington Post)

Suit challenges refusal to grant religious exemption from Covid vaccine mandate
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

United Airlines to pay $305,000 to settle EEOC religious discrimination lawsuit
(U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

How a G League team is accommodating its first Sabbath-observing player
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)

Atheist churches and the ‘sacred flower of cannabis’: Americans find spirituality in new places
(Morgan Shipley, Religion News Service)

Do Republicans and Democrats still want to worship together?
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)

Does education ‘cure’ people of faith? The data says no
(Ryan Burge, Religion News Service)

How the sports world is tackling antisemitism
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)

Church groups in Brazil fight human trafficking
(Eduardo Campos Lima, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Italian bishops decry ‘selective acceptance’ in Italy’s migration standoff
(Elise Ann Allen, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Canada: Quebec religious symbols ban violates equality right that can't be overridden: lawyer
(Pierre Saint-Arnaud, The Chronicle Journal)

Canada: Muslim women most affected by Quebec's secularism law, Court of Appeal hears
(Steve Rukavina, CBC News)

African bishops: No climate justice without land justice
(Fredrick Nzwili, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Canada: Bill 21: It's up to 'parliament and not the courts to determine' if MNAs can wear religious symbols, Quebec lawyer argues
(Pierre Saint-Arnaud, La Presse Canadienne)

Canada: Quebec's highest court begins hearing appeals on provincial secularism law
(The Canadian Press, CTV News)

Man sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS: Defendant plotted a terrorist attack targeting a Pittsburgh church
(U.S. Department of Justice)

Hungarian Nationalist Party calls for a ban on ritual slaughter
(Hungary Today)

Catholic nuns lose religious battle against Pennsylvania pipeline
(Clark Mindock, Reuters)

Algeria: Missionary activities of non-Muslims severely restricted
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Interfaith dialogue promotes holistic reflection on climate change on eve of COP27 in Egypt
(World Council of Churches)

Islamophobia in Europe is a growing structural challenge
(Farid Hafez, Anadolu Agency)

Islam and the West: The entire binary is false
(Hamid Dabashi, Middle East Eye)

Saudi Arabia considers public offering to fund Mecca megaproject
(Middle East Eye)

Newly-elected US senator wants Turkey to convert Hagia Sophia back to a museum
(Middle East Eye)

Religions for Peace and partners organise COP27 side event: “Realizing Ambition through Ethical, Intergenerational and Multisectoral Responses to Climate Crises”
(Religions for Peace)

EKD Synod: CEC General Secretary highlights the role of churches in transforming Europe’s future
(Conference of European Churches)

Chief Rabbi hold talks with ‘legendary’ Muslim leader Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah
(Justin Cohen, Jewish News)

Unreasonable refusal to permit the burial of murder victims: Aygün
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

The Vatican offers its territory for negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, - mass media report
(Religious Information Service of Ukraine (RISU))

Putin signs decree on foundations of state policy for consolidating traditional Russian values

Who gets a religious exemption? Gay rights, abortion and more—religious liberty claims are a free-for-all.
(Amy E. Schwartz, Moment Magazine)

Israel: Palestinians worried about Netanyahu's comeback
(Tania Kraemer, Deutsche Welle)

Is now the right time for UN reform? It’s the best time, BIC says during talks
(Bahá’í International Community)

Religion plays a role in Native American adoption case before Supreme Court
(Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service)

N.Y. county must face lawsuit over measles emergency response
(Brendan Pierson, Reuters)

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