Law and Religion Headlines

Monday, 22 June 2020

US religious freedom commission condemns Turkish airstrikes
(Catholic News Agency)

Trump DOJ backs Idaho law limiting girls' sports to biological girls
(Michael Foust, Christian Headlines)

At rally, Trump warns that Biden will 'subsidize later-term abortion,' appoint 'radical' judges
(Michael Foust, Christian Headlines)

California mission aims to preserve St. Junipero Serra statue
(Catholic News Agency)

President Trump talks statues, Archbishop Viganò in EWTN News interview
(Catholic News Agency)

Toppling statues of Junipero Serra ‘fails test’ of history, California Catholic bishops say
(Catholic News Agency)

'None more vulnerable than the unborn' - Tenn. Gov. will sign heartbeat abortion ban
(Michael Foust, Christian Headlines)

White Christianity and Disney Princess Theology
(James F. McGrath, Patheos Blog Religion Prof)

Amazon bans ads for book on how transgender ideology harms girls, young women
(Brandon Showalter, The Christian Post)

Is racism a gospel issue?
(Grayson Gilbert, Patheos Blog: The Chorus in the Chaos)

Tennessee passes heartbeat abortion ban; ACLU, Planned Parenthood filing lawsuit
(Michael Gryboski, The Christian Post)

Longtime Catholic schools leader to head Seattle archdiocese task force
(Kevin Jones, Catholic News Agency)

Pittsburgh diocese to open personal parish to serve black Catholics
(Catholic News Agency)

Clergy, marital difficulties and wrongful dismissal: Gould again
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Dozens of Christian college faculty eliminated in spring budget cuts
(Liam Adams, Christianity Today)

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Juneteenth: A Worldwide Celebration

June 20: Parliament Joins Global Convergence to Declare World UNITY Week
(The Parliament of the World's Religions)

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2020
(The Vatican)

DAILY HIGHLIGHT #95: “To Know in Order to Understand”: Faith and World Refugee Day 2020
(COVID-19: Exploring Faith Dimensions, Berkley Center, Joint Learning Initiative, WFDD)

Atrocity Alert No. 208: Children and Armed Conflict, Nigeria and Libya
(Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect)

Black religious leaders are up front and central in US protests – as they have been for the last 200 years
(Lawrence Burnley, The Conversation)

Virtual conference promotes fatherhood as boon to society
(Perry West, Catholic News Agency)

Saturday, 20 June 2020

In Memoriam: Norberto Padilla
(Gary Doxey, International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs - Latest Articles

Juneteenth 2020: Everything you need to know about Juneteenth

Here's what Juneteenth looks like in 2020 (photos)
(Carlie Porterfield, Forbes)

Faith leaders around the country prepare for historic Juneteenth celebrations
(Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service)

Juneteenth: 4 interesting facts about the celebration marking end of slavery
(Michael Gryboski, The Christian Post)

Juneteenth 2020: Peaceful protesters rally in U.S. cities to mark the end of American Slavery
(Bloomberg QuickTake News, YouTube Video)

More people are recognizing Juneteenth in 2020

Presidential Message on Juneteenth, 2020
(Donald J. Trump, The White House)

Chicago celebrates Juneteenth with interfaith march through iconic Grant Park
(Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service)

‘VeggieTales’ creator Phil Vischer releases viral video on race in America
(Kathryn Post, Religion News Service)

Rethinking white privilege and how we are really blessed
(Alan Cross, Religion News Service Opinion)

St. Junipero Serra statue torn down in San Francisco Park
(Catholic News Agency)

A Kairos moment: “a propitious moment for decision or action"
(Jim Wallis, Religion News Service Opinion)

Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (consolidated with Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda)
(Case Page, SCOTUSblog)

Opinion analysis: Federal employment discrimination law protects gay and transgender employees (Updated)
(Amy Howe, SCOTUSblog)

Are we all textualists now?: Amy Howe and Kevin Russell discuss oral arguments in LGBT employment discrimination cases
(SCOTUStalk, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: LGBT rights and religious freedom—finding a better way
(Alexander Dushku and R. Shawn Gunnarson, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: The simplistic logic of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s account of sex discrimination
(Ryan Anderson, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: The moral arc bends toward justice: Toward an intersectional legal analysis of LGBTQ rights
(Nicole Berner and Monica Jin Joo Wilk, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: The triumph of textualism: “Only the written word is the law”
(Jonathan Skrmetti, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: Progressive textualism and LGBTQ rights
(Katie Eyer, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: The strength of the written word fulfills Title VII’s promise
(Sarah Rice, SCOTUSblog)

Simple math suggests complex back story at Supreme Court
(Mark Sherman, Associated Press)

Religious implications of Supreme Court's LGBT decision
(Brian J. Grim, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Measuring the religious significance of the Supreme Court's LGBT decision
(Mark Silk, Religion News Service Opinion)

Religious liberty questions remain after court's ruling
(Tom Strode, Baptist News Global)

LGBTQ Rights v. Religious Liberties
(Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed)

The rainbow and the cross at the Supreme Court
(R.S. Ghio, Public Square Magazine)

Bostock is as sad as you think
(Andrew Walker, Christianity Today Opinion)

Do job protections for gay people imperil religious freedom? Not really
(Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times Opinion)

Religious exemptions not clear in SCOTUS civil rights ruling, legal experts say
(Timothy Nerozzi, Religion Unplugged)

'But Gorsuch...' crashes at Supreme Court: Now watch for 'Utah' references in news reports
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

Are we headed toward a federal version of the Utah Compromise on LGBTQ rights?
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News Faith)

Poll: Most Americans think government should stay out of religious organizations’ hiring decisions
(Elle Reynolds, The Federalist)

LGBT claimant in Supreme Court win not fired because he was gay, former employer says
(Brandon Showalter, The Christian Post)

Legislating religious liberty
(Harvest Prude, World News Group)

In protecting LGBTQ workers, America must not overlook religious rights
(Hal Boydand Robert Snyder, Deseret News Opinion)

What the Supreme Court LGBT decision could mean for Catholic employers
(Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency)

After landmark LGBT rights ruling, unresolved questions await Supreme Court
(Marcia Coyle,

Certainly uncertain times (the Supreme Court's employment law decision)
(Kristen Waggoner, Newsweek Opinion)

Religious liberty, uplifting stories (June 20)
(Montse Alvarado of Becket, National Catholic Register)

Amazon bans Family Research Council from AmazonSmile program
(Anugrah Kumar, The Christian Post)

COVID-19 pandemic cannot distract us from the urgent need to eliminate sexual violence
(Ewelina U. Ochab, Forbes)

In Togo, a Catholic nun fights COVID-19 for the sake of her AIDS patients
(Clement Girardot, Religion News Service)

Indonesia’s Islamic charities: Plugging gaps In economic relief – Analysis
(Eurasia Review Analysis)

Justice Department sues Virginia county for blocking Muslim cemetery
(Aysha Khan, Religion News Service)

Tennessee bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected
(Cassandra Maas, Jurist: Legal News & Research)

The Value of Life
(Christof Heyns, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

Carmella on "Progressive Religion and Free Exercise Exemptions"
(Thomas Berg, Mirror of Justice Blog)

Britain has the wrong government for the covid crisis
(The Economist)

Racism in Australia is not just a thing of the past
(The Economist)

Learning from US Streets / A moment of reckoning
(Agnes Callamard, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

At a German train station, a unique memorial is dedicated to Jews deported to their death
(Toby Axelrod, Jewish Telegraph Agency)

US bishops may want to look to Burundi as they ponder 2020 race
(John L. Allen Jr., Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

German church covers anti-Semitic sculpture it was forced to keep
(Jewish Telegraph Agency)

Why talk about bad actors versus good people misses the problem of systemic racism
(Linda McCain, OUPblog)

The future of the church may belong to the fecund, but not the nuclear family
(Holly Stallcup, Religion News Service Opinion)

Liturgy-hungry young Christians trade altar calls for Communion rails
(Kathryn Post, Religion News Service)

Black Lives Matter and International Law
(Gail Lythgoe and Mary Guest, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

Implementation of the ECtHR’s judgments – A Call for Greater Transparency
(Ewa Garbarz, Guest Post, ECHR Blog)

Stafford sued over Muslim cemetery
(News Radio WRVA)

U.S. pushes rollback of health care protections for transgender people
(Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

Ben Shapiro: 'There's no way' Civil Rights Act was meant to encompass gender identity
(Dan Andros, CBN News)

Complete coverage of the George Floyd protests on Religion News Service

Friday, 19 June 2020

Religion and Religious Freedom in the COVID-19 Era: Finding Community and Hope (report of the conference)
(International Center for Law and Religion Studies)

Role of religion, bipartisanship discussed at BYU Religious Freedom Annual Review
(Darnell Dickson, Daily Herald)

BYU conference touts religious freedom as soothing balm during COVID-19
(Jason Swensen, Deseret News Faith)

Mike Leavitt urges individual preventative action to combat COVID-19
(Jared Lloyd, Daily Herald)

Latter-day Saint apostle says pandemic is a ‘wake-up call’ about the fragility of religious freedom
(Tad Walch, Deseret News Faith)

Why Sens. Mike Lee and Kyrsten Sinema believe religion can help heal racial divides
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)

Never again can we let religion — or any first freedom — become ‘nonessential’
(Boyd Matheson, Deseret News Opinion)

Iran's economy in desperate need of solutions
(Ali Dadpay, Al-Monitor: Iran Pulse)

Court rejects churches’ lawsuit against Ill. worship restrictions
(Michael Gryboski, The Christian Post)

Notre Dame Law School establishes Religious Liberty Clinic
(Dennis Brown, Notre Dame News)

Notre Dame launches religious liberty clinic
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Egypt's lucrative blood plasma black market
(Al-Monitor: Egypt Pulse)

Egypt to develop citadel as new hub of Historic Cairo
(Al-Monitor: Egypt Pulse)

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