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Justice in Love (Emory University Studies in Law and Religion)

Justice in Love (Emory University Studies in Law and Religion) | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
An eminent Christian philosopher’s thought on the relation between love and justiceThe concepts of love and justice have long been prominent in the moral culture of the West, yet they are often considered to be hopelessly at odds with one another.
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Supreme Court rules against prayer at city council meetings

Supreme Court rules against prayer at city council meetings | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that elected officials do not have the right to recite prayers at municipal council meetings.
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First Amendment: Indiana fallout poisons well for religious freedom

To send a clear, unmistakable message that Indiana does not discriminate, Indiana lawmakers must pass a statewide law protecting LGBT people from discrimination.
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In Religious Freedom Uproar, Indiana's Old And New Economies Clash

In Religious Freedom Uproar, Indiana's Old And New Economies Clash | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Indiana is no longer the industrial and agricultural state that many perceive it to be. It's population has become more diverse as a result of its attractiveness to people fleeing the high costs of coastal living, and Indianapolis' success in drawing 'the creative class' and tech and innovative businesses. And that's why the Religious Freedom law has touched off such a battle in the state.
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The New Intolerance

Indiana isn’t targeting gays. Liberals are targeting religion, the Wall Street Journal writes in an editorial.

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Mercer to Host Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State April 7-8

Mercer to Host Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State April 7-8 | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Mercer to Host Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State April 7-8
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NEPAL Nepal, religious leaders and civil society against chemical castration for rapists - Asia News

3-4 rapes take place every day in Nepal, especially on children under 12 years of age. Religious leaders and human activists oppose the proposal.
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Indiana's anti-gay law sparks protest, condemnation

Indiana's anti-gay law sparks protest, condemnation | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Thousands of people marched in Indiana's largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination against gay people.
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Salesforce.com cancels all events in Indiana after anti-gay law passed

Salesforce.com cancels all events in Indiana after anti-gay law passed | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The president of one of the biggest U.S. cloud computing companies has cancelled all his company's events in Indiana after the state signed a bill into law that critics say gives business owners the right to refuse to serve gay and lesbian customers.
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Religious Freedom: A Communal Right | CCCC News & Blogs

On March 19, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-anticipated Loyola decision and came very close to saying that there is a religious freedom right, protected by the Charter, for religious corporations. It was only one vote short. However, the entire seven-member panel of the Court ruled that religious freedom does have “communal aspects.” Three judges were prepared to go all the way to recognize religious freedom rights for a religious corporation, but the other four did not see the need to decide the question of religious corporations in this case. However, this decision is a major step forward in the evolution of religious freedom since the Charter came into effect in 1982.

 

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Indiana proposes religious freedom legislation that could affect hospitals

Indiana proposes religious freedom legislation that could affect hospitals | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Some believe if the bill passes, hospital employees could decline to treat patients.
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Why Law Professor Douglas Laycock Supports Same-Sex Marriage and Indiana's Religious Freedom Law

Why Law Professor Douglas Laycock Supports Same-Sex Marriage and Indiana's Religious Freedom Law | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law SB101, the state's religious freedom bill, which prompted a sharp and vocal backlash. Critics say the bill will allow discrimination against the LGBT community on religious grounds.
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SalesForce CEO: I Can Do Business With Communist China, But Not Indiana

SalesForce CEO: I Can Do Business With Communist China, But Not Indiana | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff is pulling business out of Indiana because of a new religious liberty bill. He's staying in China, which tortures people.
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B.C. MP quits Conservatives to defend views on evolution

B.C. MP quits Conservatives to defend views on evolution | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
In a statement explaining his decision to sit as an independent, James Lunney said he wants to place some distance between himself and the Harper government so he can “defend my beliefs” without it reflecting back on the Conservative caucus, which he made a point of framing as diverse
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Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana

Arkansas passes its own religious freedom bill despite uproar in Indiana | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The Arkansas Legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that critics charge could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians in the name of religious beliefs. The passage came hours after Indiana’s governor promised a legislative fix for that state’s version of the bill, which has led to a national uproar and some boycotts.
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Indiana religious freedom act: how big a backlash? (+video)

Despite an outcry from businesses and organizations, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act,' which critics say discriminates against gay Hoosiers and those visiting the state.
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Street preacher fined for using “abusive” language after quoting Leviticus

Street preacher fined for using “abusive” language after quoting Leviticus | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Street preacher Michael Overd has been found guilty of using "threatening" or "abusive" words after making homophobic remarks during a sermon delivered in Taunton High Street.
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Jordan proposes ban on “insults to religions” at next Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting

Jordan proposes ban on “insults to religions” at next Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Jordan has introduced an emergency item to the next meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, calling for a ban on insulting religion or religious symbols.
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THE 2015 PARLIAMENT / Major Speakers | Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions

THE 2015 PARLIAMENT / Major Speakers | Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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Richard III Given A Burial Fit For A King 530 Years After His Death

Richard III Given A Burial Fit For A King 530 Years After His Death | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
LEICESTER, England (AP) — A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance.

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The Strange Case of Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Appeal of the TWU Ruling | CCCC News & Blogs

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Despite the resounding loss at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in January, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society has decided to appeal.  Justice Campbell ruled that Trinity Western University’s Community Covenant was “not unlawful” .........  In his searing response to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society’s action against TWU, Justice Campbell clearly stated that the Charter is not “a blueprint for moral conformity.” . However, it would appear that the NSBS does intend to use the Charter as a blueprint for moral conformity.

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Anglican Curmudgeon: ECUSA and the Freedom of Association: a Showdown Is Coming

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