Law and Religion Headlines


Friday, 4 September 2020

“So help him God?: The case of the prayerful juror”
(Matthew P. Cavedon, Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence: options of monitoring, enforcing and remedy under the future EU legislation
(Olga Martin-Ortega, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

WCC and Vatican appeal for greater solidarity with other faiths
(Jonathan Luxmoore, Church Times)

Vatican official: Human fraternity is the Christian response to identity politics
(Catholic News Agency)

CCP cracks down on inner Mongolia protests, 2 dead, hundreds wanted
(Massimo Introvigne, Bitter Winter: A Magazine on Religious Liberty and Human Rights in China)

New evidence of China’s concentration camps shows its hardening resolve to wipe out the Uighurs
(Editoral Board, The Washington Post - Opinions)

Pope Francis calls for a day of fasting and prayer for Lebanon
(Claire Giangravé, Religion News Service)

Pope Francis calls for solidarity at first audience with pilgrims after lockdown
(Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency)

Pope Francis: science and faith together can protect environment
(Catholic News Agency)

Church politics in Belarus
(Dmitry Gorevoi, Nastoiashchee Vremia, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

Barred Belarusian archbishop says he has gotten legal advice about reentry
(Jonathan Luxmoore, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Catholic influence in Belarus is growing
(Alexander Soldatov, Novaia Gazeta, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

Cardinal Parolin in Lebanon: The Church, Pope Francis are with you after Beirut explosion
(Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency)

Kamala Harris quizzed judicial nominees over Christian adoption and faith values
(Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency)

Black Americans and abortion
(Frank Newport, Gallup)

Tennessee abortion providers challenge medication abortion reversal law
(Daniel Jackson, Courthouse News Service)

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Suit challenges Tennessee's abortion reversal disclosure requirement
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Christian women are fighting immigrant family separations on Zoom
(Micah Danney, Religion Unplugged)

A Hindu-American lawyer’s quest
(Sai Santosh Kumar Kolluru, Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Charlie Hebdo trial opens in Paris court — will justice bring relief?
(Lisa Louis, Deutsche Welle)

Charlie Hebdo reprints offensive Prophet Muhammad caricatures
(Al Jazeera)

Lukashenko explains entry refusal of head of Catholic Church
(Belta, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

Lukashenko accuses Belarusian Catholic churches of spreading antigovernment propaganda
(Interfax-Religion)

Belarus: Catholic Church "cannot exist without its leader"
(Olga Glace, Forum 18 News Service)

Pompeo calls on Minsk to let head of Belarusian Catholic Church into country
(Interfax-Religion)

Catholic Church being pressured in Belarus - Church representative
(Interfax-Religion)

Churches criticize protesters for storming steps of German parliament
(Catholic News Service)

How a German church is posthumously reinstating a gay clergyman
(Christoph Strack, Deutsche Welle)

Freedom in the Muslim World
(Mustafa Akyol, CATO Institute)

Church Reporter, Vol. 5, 31 August 2020 - 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)

7th Circuit: Ministerial Exception does not cover hostile work environment claims, absent tangible employment action
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Kentucky AG says closing religious schools in COVID pandemic is unconstitutional
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Human rights groups urge Ramaphosa to sign bill ensuring officers don’t refuse to officiate same-sex marriages
(Lesego Makgatho, IOL News)

Assisted suicide bill to be reintroduced for consideration by Irish government
(Kerry O'Shea, Irish Central)

Pelosi says ban on federal abortion funding will be dropped next year
(Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency)

Troubles brew on Lampedusa as island bears brunt of migrant arrivals
(Elise Ann Allen, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Puerto Rico’s archbishop calls corruption ‘social, political and economic scourge’
(Inés San Martín, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Day of Prayer for Creation draws attention to how climate change will hit Africa
(Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

US vetoes UN Security Council on foreign Islamic State fighters
(Deutsche Welle)

‘This will completely change Jewish life in Austria’: Thousands of Jews around the world expected to apply for Austrian citizenship through new rules
(Toby Axelrod, Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

How women made the moral case for suffrage
(Erika Bachiochi, First Things)

Dozens of 'missionary activity' convictions in Russia in first half of 2020
(Peter Kenny, Ecumenical News)

Bishops denounce uncontrollable violence in Haiti
(Zenit: The World Seen from Rome)

The perils of constitutional theology
(Nathan B. Oman, Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Franklin Graham warns socialist left will 'close the Church down': 'The storm is coming'
(Ryan Foley, The Christian Post)

Why the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ is still pushed by anti-Semites more than a century after hoax first circulated
(Stephen Whitfield, The Conversation)

Orthodox Church year begins with call to take action for creation
(Season of Creation)

Inner Mongolia protests against cultural genocide gain momentum
(Massimo Introvigne, Bitter Winter: A Magazine on Religious Liberty and Human Rights in China)

Is it news when a U.S. senator claims Catholics are under attack?
(Clemente Lisi, Religion Unplugged Opinion)

Business success stories - Templeton Religious Trust
(Brian Grim, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

India opens pellet fire on Muslim procession for first time
(Zaffar Iqbal, Religion Unplugged)

In Kenya and South Africa, church leaders condemn theft of COVID-19 funds
(Tom Osanjo, Religion Unplugged)

Tamil Nadu government issues SOP for re-opening of religious places
(Deccan Chronicle)

Ethical principles for the just allocation of a covid-19 vaccine
(Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute)

Refugee camps have avoided the worst of the pandemic. That could be about to change.
(Miriam Berger, The Washington Post)

This new 600-page book contains Jewish laws of coronavirus, from hand-washing to drug trials
(Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, Forward)

Weekly Highlight #121: Adaptations, Impacts, and Emerging Debates
(COVID-19: Exploring Faith Dimensions, Berkley Center, Joint Learning Initiative, WFDD)

Weekly Highlight #120: Global to Local: Ricocheting Impacts of COVID-19
(COVID-19: Exploring Faith Dimensions, Berkley Center, Joint Learning Initiative, WFDD)

Weekly Highlight #119: Keeping Communities Safe and Respected
(COVID-19: Exploring Faith Dimensions, Berkley Center, Joint Learning Initiative, WFDD)

Weekly Highlight #118: Taking Stock in the Midst of Mourning
(COVID-19: Exploring Faith Dimensions, Berkley Center, Joint Learning Initiative, WFDD)

Catholic student sues after he is removed as university Student Senate president because of his views
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Police in Ukraine investigate beating of Israeli pilgrim
(Associated Press)

Pope prays for Lebanon during 1st public audience in months
(Giada Zampano, Associated Press)

Two Jehovah's Witnesses given four years prison time in Kuzbass
(taiga, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

Dreadlocks in a Jamaican school: Virgo
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

Ecuador’s bishops speak out against attempt to liberalize abortion laws
(Inés San Martín, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Mexican electoral body orders president to remove ad with papal reference
(Catholic News Service)

Hong Kong cardinal: Keep opinions on political issues out of sermons
(Catholic News Service)

Polish bishops reiterate church teaching on LGBT, gender ideology
(Jonathan Luxmoore, Catholic News Service)

Prayers for Zimbabwe as country’s bishops call for truth, justice and reconciliation
(Zenit: The World Seen from Rome)

Book review: Imagining a “Judeo-Christian” Nation
(Gene Zubovich, Religion & Politics: Fit for Polite Company)

Imagining Judeo-Christian America: Religion, Secularism, and the Redefinition of Democracy (book)
(K. Healan Gaston, University of Chicago Press)

Will European nationalists ever stop LGBT and pro-abortion EU diplomacy?
(Stefano Gennarini, Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute)

Evangelical leaders talk COVID restrictions, religious freedom
(Meagan Clark and Mattie Townson, Religion Unplugged)

Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim community strongly condemns horrific act of Quran-burning In Malmo
(Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK)

A Muslim community group in Hartlepool has made over 2,000 meals for those in need during the pandemic.
(Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK)

The Vatican should speak up on China’s repression in Hong Kong and beyond
(George Weigel, The Washington Post)

Xi calls for building 'new modern socialist' Tibet, favours Tibetan Buddhism's 'sinicisation'
(The Economic Times)

BuzzFeed plumbs satellite photos for exhaustive report on China's persecuted Muslims
(Julia Duin, GetReligion)

UK may make at-home medical abortions permanent; some 90K performed during shutdown
(Michael Gryboski, The Christian Post)

Law and religion round-up – 6th September
(Frank Cranmer, Law & Religion UK)

The new "religion" of the State according to the Ministry of Education (Portuguese)
(José Luis Ramos Pinheiro, Renascença)

Swiss Catholic-Christians say yes to "marriage for all" (French)
(Gabrielle Desarzens, RTS Religion)

1 in 5 churches facing permanent closure within 18 months due to COVID-19 shutdowns: Barna pres.
(Michael Gryboski, The Christian Post)

More than 350 faith leaders to back Biden for president, including many first-time endorsers
(Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service)

Religion takes larger role for Democrats this year
(Frank Newport, Gallup)

Religion & Presidential politics: From George Washington to Donald Trump
(Kenneth L. Woodward, Commonweal)

At Republican convention, a vision of faith under fire
(Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service)

It's more 'Dog Bites Man' as religion-haunted 2020 campaign lurches into the fall
(Richard Ostling, GetReligion)

Economic justice and universal basic income: Ethical and religious perspectives
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Islam and universal basic income (Responding to: Economic justice and universal basic income: Ethical and religious perspectives)
(Mohammad H. Fadel, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Supporting UBI: the power of religious contributions (Responding to: Economic justice and universal basic income: Ethical and religious perspectives)
(Thomas Massaro, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

The scandal of poverty in the midst of plenty (Responding to: Economic justice and universal basic income: Ethical and religious perspectives)
(Katherine Marshall, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

For Catholic social thought, basic income gets work, wealth, and family right (Responding to: Economic justice and universal basic income: ethical and religious perspectives)
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

A Buddhist perspective: Is universal basic income genuinely caring, compassionate, and wise? (Responding to: Economic justice and universal basic income: ethical and religious perspectives)
(Ernest C. H. Ng, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Basic income and Islamic almsgiving: analogous poverty alleviation tools (Responding to: Economic justice and universal basic income: Ethical and religious perspectives)
(Katherine Bullock, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Freedom from, freedom for: universal basic income and Catholic social teaching (Responding to: Economic justice and universal basic income: Ethical and religious perspectives)
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Inequality is a life issue: reflections from Christian social teaching (Responding to: Economic justice and universal basic income: Ethical and religious perspectives)
(Heath W. Carter, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Monday, 31 August 2020

Rev. Al Sharpton leads March on Washington against police brutality
(Hamil R. Harris, Religion Unplugged)

Archbishop says nation is at ‘pivotal juncture’ in racial justice struggle
(Richard Szczepanowski, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

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