Law and Religion Headlines


Saturday, 28 March 2020

How will the Chinese economy rebound from COVID-19?
(David Dollar and Dexter Roberts, Brookings)

Cologne santizer, boxed wine, and bidets: How people in 68 countries are coping with coronavirus
(Amanda Sloat, Politico)

Coronavirus: Lockdowns continue to suppress European pollution
(Jonahan Amos, BBC News)

Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads
(Matt McGrath, BBC News)

Pakistan coronavirus: 'We can't see it, but everyone is terrified'
(Secunder Kermani, BBC News)

No alcohol, no dog walks: Lockdown life in South Africa
(Farouk Chothia, BBC News Asia)

Coronavirus: A snapshot of American life under lockdown
(Tara McKelvey, BBC News)

Will social distancing become a permanent part of life?
(Jennifer Graham, Deseret News)

Why some health experts argue the U.S. should take a more relaxed approach to social distancing
(Jennifer Graham, Deseret News)

The coronavirus crisis is a moral test. Will we pass?
(Jennifer Graham, Deseret News)

As coronavirus hits Latin America, expect serious and enduring effects
(Charles T. Call, Brookings)

Pandemic times: Humanity fights back
(David Suissa, Jewish Journal)

Coronavirus: Frontline NHS staff will be tested for Covid-19 from next week after criticism
(Robe Merrick, Independent)

Turkey imposes first curfew as coronavirus infections surge
(Ezgi Akin, Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East)

Iran to restrict travel to stop coronavirus
(Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East)

Coronavirus in Syria: a catastrophe in the making
(Khaled al-Khateb, Al-Monitor: Syria Pulse)

All Latter-day Saint temples have been closed due to coronavirus pandemic
(Tad Walch, Deseret News)

Alabama governor won’t issue shelter-in-place order because ’we are not California.’ By population, it’s worse.
(Philip Bump, The Washington Post)

Poll finds universal lifestyle changes, rising stress and growing fears about catching coronavirus
(Dan Balz and Image without a caption Dan Balz Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency and Congress Email Bio Follow Emily Guskin, The Washington Post)

Current activities at the ECHR during the global health crisis
(Press Release, European Court of Human Rights)

Police in Nepal arrest pastor for touting healing prayer amid coronavirus pandemic
(Morning Star)

An Analysis of Covid-19 Responses and ECHR Requirements
(Guest post by Jeremy McBride, ECHR Blog)

Faith leaders grapple with funerals amid global pandemic
(Jack Jenkins and Claire Giangravé, Associated Press)

Do government restrictions on larger church gatherings violate religious freedom?
(Paul Marshall, guest post, Juicy Ecumenism – The Institute on Religion & Democracy's Blog)

Black church leaders push for census participation despite coronavirus
(Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service)

Surgeon general, disaster experts advise church leaders in COVID-19 online summit
(Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service)

Holy Land churches, mosques, synagogues close for coronavirus
(Michele Chabin, Religion News Service)

Super-spreaders: what are they and how are they transmitting coronavirus?
(Sarah Boseley Health Editor, and Martin Belam, The Guardian)

Italy records 969 coronavirus deaths, dashing hopes of turnaround
(Peter Beaumont, The Guardian)

Coronavirus updates in NYC and around the world: The latest developments on March 27
(New York Daily News)

Killing Grandma and other religion questions durin the COVID-19 crisis
(Bobby Ross Jr., Religion Unplugged)

How the coronavirus became an American catastrophe
(Alexis C. Madrigal and Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic)

Higher education post COVID-19
(Jon Hannah, Mirror of Justice Blog)

The Great Recession was bad for higher education. Coronavirus could be worse
(Paul N. Friga, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

During coronavirus, Rome's homeless find refuge near the Vatican
(Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency)

'A surge of hope': The fight to keep crisis pregnancy centers open
(Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency)

HHS clarifies protections for coronavirus patients with disabilities
(Catholic News Agency)

Vatican does coronavirus testing, says Pope Francis does not have virus
(Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency)

EWTN’s Warsaw: Network can be a ‘lifeline’ during pandemic
(Catholic News Agency)

Friday, 27 March 2020

In joint statement, ecumenical organizations across the world stand together to protect life
(World Council of Churches)

Vatican updates guidelines for Holy Week liturgies during coronavirus
(Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency)

Churches around the world say, “this is a time to touch each other’s hearts”
(Conference of European Churches)

A Time for Pastoral, Prophetic and Practical Christianity: A Joint Statement from the World Council of Churches and Regional Ecumenical Organizations
(World Council of Churches and Regional Ecumenical Organizations)

Trump’s Easter goal in war on virus a nod to faith, business
(Elana Schor and Jill Colvin, Associated Press)

Argentina’s president calls in priests to help prepare slums for COVID-19
(Inés San Martín, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Ukraine archbishop offers church property for hospitals amid virus spread
(Elise Ann Allen, Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Russian Orthodox Church in conflict with government of St. Petersburg
(Russian Orthodox Church, Russia Religion News (Stetson University))

Bishop of Corfu calls on people to thwart rules, receive communion in churches in Greece
(Nick Kampouris, Greek Reporter)

Zoom Shabbat, drive-through confessional: Faith during coronavirus
(Harry Bruinius, Christian Science Monitor)

Latter-day Saint leaders express ‘deep concern,’ again instruct missionary families to follow protocol at airports
(Tad Walch, Deseret News)

Governor asks Utahns to stay home as second resident dies from coronavirus
(Ashley Imlay, Deseret News Health)

Iraq’s post-pandemic future depends on breaking Iran’s hold
(Al-Monitor)

Coronavirus cease-fire offers pause in Yemen war
(Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor)

Egyptian government’s anti-virus plan met with mixed reactions
(Shaira Amin, Al-Monitor: Egypt Pulse)

Iran enlists Pakistan for support against sanctions as pandemic spreads
(Sabena Siddiqui, Al-Monitor)

Iran's art community wades into coronavirus fight
(Sarbas Nazari, Al-Monitor: Iran Pulse)

Gantz opts for a coronavirus government
(Mazal Mualem, Al-Monitor: Israel Pulse)

Beirut in the time of coronavirus outbreak
(Hanan Hamdan, Al-Monitor: Lebanon Pulse)

Coronavirus in Syria: a catastrophe in the making
(Khaled al-K, Al-Monitor: Syria Pulse)

Virtual choir's powerful 'It is well' arrangement goes viral with 1.4 million views
(Michael Foust, Christian Headlines)

Former U.K. prime minister calls for temporary global government to combat the coronavirus
(Amanda Casanova, Christian Headlines)

How CRS is helping refugees amid coronavirus
(Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency)

House passes coronavirus relief bill, Trump signs into law
(Catholic News Agency)

Homeless in Madrid write letters of encouragement to coronavirus patients
(Catholic News Agency)

Dioceses permit meat on Lent Fridays due to coronavirus
(Catholic News Agency)

Abortion groups challenge Texas' coronavirus-driven elective surgery ban
(Catholic News Agency)

Black and Latino startup churches work to stay afloat during pandemic
(Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service)

Thursday, 26 March 2020

COVID-19: A moment for unity
(John R. Allen, Brookings)

Can religious freedom survive Covid-19?
(Benjamin Marcus, Freedom Forum Institute)

Part I: Due diligence and COVID-19: States’ duties to prevent and halt the coronavirus outbreak
(Antonio Coco and Talita de Souza Dias, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

Part II: Due diligence and COVID-19: States’ duties to prevent and halt the coronavirus outbreak
(Talita de Souza Dias and Antonio Coco, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

Part III: Due diligence and COVID-19: States’ duties to prevent and halt the coronavirus outbreak
(Talita de Souza Dias and Antonio Coco, EJIL: Talk!)

Defiant congregations in a pandemic: Public safety precedes religious rights
(Robin Fretwell Wilson, Brian A. Smith, & Tanner J. Bean, Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Pope Francis leads thousands in 'Our Father'
(Ruth Gledhill, The Tablet UK)

Invited by Pope Francis, churches united in Lord’s prayer amidst COVID-19
(CEC Leadership)

Coronavirus is depriving us of touch, the nourishment of our humanity
(Timothy Radcliffe OP, La Croix International)

A Holy Week in Spain without the famous processions
(Valérie Demon, La Croix International)

Coroners’ Investigations, Inquests and COVID-19
(Richard Mumford, UK Human Rights Blog)

New Jersey slaps terror charge on many over alleged supermaket cough threat
(Reporting by Brendan Pierson, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien, Reuters via US News)

Impactos Covid-19: governo prorroga pagamento de tributos do Simples Nacional
(IbiJus - Instituto Brasileiro de Direito, Jusbrasil)

Climate of uncertainty: Coronavirus in New York City
(Krisanne Johnson, US News & World Report)

‘Their loved one is dying alone’: a hospice rabbi on how coronavirus is shaping death
(Molly Boigon, Forward)

Major Jewish groups create ‘emergency pandemic coalition’
(Aiden Pink, Fast Forward: Quick reads through a Jewish lens)

Some Orthodox rabbis in Israel approve use of video conference for seder
(Marcy Oster, Fast Forward: Quick reads through a Jewish lens)

This doctor was already treating patients with Trump’s ‘gift from God’ drug - before FDA approval
(Ari Feldman, Forward)

Many patients and not enough ventilators: Is religion part of this coronavirus puzzle?
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

Coronavirus is going to radicalize millennials
(Joel Swanson, Forward Opinion)

Stay home: A portrait of confinement in Milan
(Camilla Ferrari, US News & World Report)

COVID-19 is one of America’s greatest trials. What can we learn from it?
(Jack Graham, Religion News Service)

Prisoners keeping faith during coronavirus, says former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski
(Bob Smietana, Religion News Service)

There’s no legal reason for churches to receive quarantine exceptions
(Chrissy Stroop, Religion Dispatches, Rewire.News)

In Turkey, political Islam is getting in the way of rational health policy
(Can Dundar, The Washington Post)

Under international law, China and/or the Chinese Communist Party can and should be sued for the enormous damages they caused to the world
(Massimo Introvigne, Bitter Winter: A Magazine on Religious Liberty and Human Rights in China)

Is Syria unable, or unwilling, to fend off Iran coronavirus contagion?
(Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor: Syria Pulse)

Egypt seeks economic haven from coronavirus threat
(Ahmed Elleithy, Al-Monitor: Egypt Pulse)

Implementation of curfew to fight COVID-19 proves difficult in Iraq
(Omar al-Jaffal, Al-Monitor: Iraq Pulse)

Holy Land churches, mosques, synagogues close for coronavirus
(Michele Chabin, Religion News Service)

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

When faith threatens public health
(Candida Moss, CNN Opinion)

States differ on exempting worship from coronavirus closures
(Elana Schor, Associated Press)

Virginia governor makes attending church a criminal offense
(Catholic News Agency)

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