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Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Church Reporter, Vol. 7/8, 23 August 2022 - Newsletter for the English speaking members and friends of the Church Law Society
(Jiří Rajmund Tretera and Záboj Horák, eds., Church Law Society Prague – Brno – Olomouc – Stříbro – České Budějovice)

Egypt demands Netflix, others adhere to ‘societal values’
(Associated Press)

Eminent domain violated rights of Chabad
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

English cardinal calls on new prime minister to tackle cost-of-living crisis
(Charles Collins, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

New UK PM Truss is a true friend of Israel, Lapid says
(Lahav Harkov, The Jerusalem Post)

UK: A message for the new Prime Minister
(The Church of Scotland)

UK: How COVID-19 changed religious experience
(Joshua Edelman, London School of Economics Religion and Global Society Blog)

Chile: Keep pushing forward, Chilean bishops say after voters reject constitution
(David Agren, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Polish church backs new war reparations, but stresses reconciliation
(Jonathan Luxmoore, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Kenya: Show leadership to our divided nation, religious leaders to president-elect Ruto
(Arnold Neliba, Catholic Information Service for Africa)

Kenyan archbishop urges citizens to accept verdict on presidential vote
(Fredrick Nzwili, Catholic News Service)

Israel’s African outpost: Inside Nairobi's Jewish community
(Robert Carle, Religion Unplugged)

Attacks on churches and pro-life centers are attacks on religious liberty and pluralism
(Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review)

Why antisemitism flourishes in election season
(Nathan Guttman, Moment Magazine)

Belarus: Officials threaten to liquidate Minsk's New Life Church
(Olga Glace, Forum 18 News Service)

Ninth Circuit upholds Washington ban on conversion therapy
(Edvard Pettersson, Courthouse News Service)

Book review: Destroying ISIS
(Ralph L. DeFalco III, Law & Liberty)

New book: Degrade and Destroy: The Inside Story of the War Against the Islamic State, from Barack Obama to Donald Trump
(Michael Gordon, Macmillan)

New book: African Perspectives on Religion and Climate Change
(Edited by Ezra Chitando, Ernst M. Conradie, Susan M. Kilonzo, Routledge)

Senate to vote on same-sex marriage in coming weeks
(Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press)

Afghanistan: ISIS group targets religious minorities
(Eurasia Review)

Afghanistan: The Hazara community at risk of genocide in Afghanistan
(Ewelina U. Ochab, Forbes)

Pakistani evangelicals on the Afghan border: “There are converts hiding their identity”
(Jonatán Soriano, Evangelical Focus)

India: Congress’s Rahul Gandhi launches march to ‘unite India’
(Al Jazeera)

India: Prayers teaching moral values not confined to religion: Supreme Court
(Hindustan Times)

Global ethic census welcomes feedback
(Parliament of the World's Religions)

Tinder launches advocacy campaign urging Senate to pass Respect for Marriage Act
(Brooke Migdon, The Hill)

French imam fined and sentenced for anti-Semitism in sermon
(Christian Network Europe)

Swiss canton of Wallis retains the Name of God in its constitution
(Christian Network Europe)

Egypt: Women with hijab found to face bias in Egypt
(Ahmed Elshamy, BBC News)

European churches affirm Christian values of hospitality in response to refugee crisis
(World Council of Churches)

Church leader joins commemoration to mark 50 years since attack at Olympic Games
(World Council of Churches)

Mikhail Gorbachev’s tragic legacy in the Russian Orthodox Church
(John P. Burgess, Religion News Service)

Will Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act overlook Black Churches for secular organizations?
(Chelsea Langston Bombino, Religion Unplugged)

Brazil: Evangelicals flex muscle in Brazilian election race
(France 24)

Brazil: "It was my government that created the law of religious freedom", says Lula (Portuguese)
(IG Ultimo Segundo)

Brazil: Can you close church in Brazil? What does the Religious Liberty Act say? (Portuguese)
(UoL Rio de Janeiro)

Religious dialogue to secure peace (German)
(Deutsche Welle)

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

The high price of Dobbs: What single-issue politics did to our democracy
(George Scialabba, Commonweal)

Apaches urge rehearing in fight to preserve sacred site in Arizona
(Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service)

Delsol, “The Insurrection of Particularities, Or, How the Universal Comes Undone”
(Marc O. DeGirolami, Law and Religion Forum, St. John's Law School Center for Law & Religion)

Monotheism, Intolerance, and the Path to Pluralistic Politics
(Christopher A. Haw, Cambridge University Press)

EVENT, 6-7 September 2022: 30th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities
(UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Tom Lantos Institute)

Nigeria: USCIRF releases new report on violence impacting religious freedom in Nigeria
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

Australia: An Anglican “lifeboat” for Australia
(Neil Foster, Law and Religion Australia)

China: Churches in China 'facing toughest persecution since Cultural Revolution' says Christian charity
(Donna Birrell, Premier Christian News)

China renews crackdown on churches
(Mark King, Christian Today)

China: Economic implications of China’s repression of Uyghurs
(Brian Grim, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Around the web - 5 September 2022
(Law and Religion Forum, St. John's Law School Center for Law & Religion)

Mexico: Jesuits remain in Mexican mountains after priests’ killings
(Fabiola Sánchez, Associated Press)

Mexico: Thousands in Tabasco protest against laws threatening “freedoms, life and family”
(Evangelical Focus)

Israeli president evokes horrors, ties at German parliament
(Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press)

Germany: A pro-life win in Germany vindicates more than just the right to free expression
(Elyssa Koren, National Review)

Spanish abortion reform opens unwelcome debate for conservatives
(Guy Hedgecoe, The Irish Times)

Sweden: Affirmation from Swedish government: Religious freedom is priority
(Christian Network Europe)

India: Religion based violence in India
(Tasneem Shafiq, Global Village Space)

Serbia Orthodox church head publicly supports EuroPride ban
(Jovana Gec, Associated Press)

Protesters seek to disrupt LGBTQ event at Utah university
(Associated Press)

Qatar: World Cup beer policy finally agreed by Qatari organizers
(Graham Dunbar, Associated Press)

Qualified immunity denied in Muslim woman's challenge to jail's booking photo policy
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Articles of interest - 5 September 2022
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Church's attempt to separate from parent to avoid receivership was fraudulent
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Appeals court grants injunction ordering California school district to reinstate Fellowship of Christian Athletes as official student club
(Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

Investigators say July fire at Orem Utah Temple was arson, ATF offers cash reward for information
(Tad Walch, Deseret News)

Why the ‘BYU for Orthodox Jews’ is asking the Supreme Court for help
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)

The White Christian understanding of the U.S. has a global history
(Chanhee Heo, The Washington Post)

Russian Orthodox Church outraged by interference of Latvian secular authorities in church affairs
(Interfax-Religion)

Russia: Freedom of religion or belief: Special bimonthly (16-31.08.2022)
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

Russia’s rabbis call for peace in Ukraine
(Associated Press)

NUS president suspended during investigation into antisemitism claims
(Lee Harpin, Jewish News)

UK: Homophobic abuse by street preachers in Leeds tackled by council and police with new code of conduct
(Victoria Finan, The Yorkshire Post)

“Contested heritage”: further considerations in Re Dorchester St Peter
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Law and religion round-up – 4th September
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Colombia: Catholic bishops in Colombia put hope in "Week for Peace" to stem violence
(La Croix International)

KAICIID launches two new e-learning courses focused on sustainable development and refugee support
(KAICIID Dialogue Centre)

Somalia: At least 19 civilians killed in al-Shabab attack in Somalia
(Al Jazeera)

Afghan minority groups face threats from ISKP: HRW
(Al Jazeera)

California blocked from forcing Christian doctors to assist suicides
(Mark A. Kellner, The Washington Times)

As antisemitism grows, advocacy group issues ‘Call to Action’ to combat trend
(Mark A. Kellner, The Washington Times)

At press conference, ecumenical leaders advance agenda of the earth, persons with disabilities, and gender justice
(World Council of Churches)

Türkiye warns Greece to stop refusing to recognize Muslim clerics
(Daily Sabah)

Turkish president to attend inauguration of eco-mosque in Croatia
(International Quran News Agency (IQNA))

Brazil: Catholic priest Paulo Ricardo is monitored by order of a judge of the Supreme Court of Brazil (Portuguese)
(Sara Andrade, Diario do Estado)

Brazil: Association of faithful does not have legitimacy to protect the use of the term 'Catholic', says Superior Court of Justice (Portuguese)
(Danilo Vital, Consultor Jurídico)

Brazil: Bishops ask for prayer and alert Brazil about the fight against religious in Nicaragua (Portuguese)
(Ana Carolina Curvello, Gazeta do Povo)

September 2022 Newsletter
(The Association of Religion Data Archives)

Monday, 5 September 2022

ART CONTEST, deadline 5 September 2022: Ministerial Art Contest 2022: Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief
(Bellwether International)

Friday, 2 September 2022

Opinion: Joshua Payne-Elliott v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Inc.
(Indiana Supreme Court)

Catholic archdiocese can fire teacher who entered same-sex marriage, Indiana Supreme Court rules
(Mark A. Kellner, The Washington Times)

The foundational character of freedom of religion or belief
(W. Cole Durham, Jr., Viewpoints: A blog of the G20 Interfaith Forum)

How cancel culture hurts religious freedom
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)

American Muslim Poll 2022: A political and pandemic status report
(Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU))

Jewish university asks high court to freeze order approving gay student group on campus
(Mark Kellner, The Washington Times)

China: Statement on the release of the UN OHCHR assessment of human rights concerns in the Uyghur Region
(Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China)

China: USCIRF Welcomes Xinjiang Report Released by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
(U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)

China: Uighurs demand accountability after UN report on China abuses
(Al Jazeera)

China: Special bimonthly Newsletter Freedom of religion or belief (15-31.08.2022)
(Human Rights Without Frontiers International)

China: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances – Stories from China
(FoRB in Full: A blog by CSW)

Cuba: “I want to be a good man” – an interview with David Rosales, son of Pastor Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo
(FoRB in Full: A blog by CSW)

Iran: Enemies seek disintegration of Muslim countries, Iran’s FM says
(International Quran News Agency (IQNA))

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