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Church-based scouting alternatives attract interest - Religion News Service

Church-based scouting alternatives attract interest - Religion News Service | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
(RNS) As the Boy Scouts of America considers whether to change its membership policy to admit gay members, some alternative church-based groups are fielding inquiries from people concerned about the action.
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Party-line vote moves religious freedom bill to House - Detroit Free Press

Party-line vote moves religious freedom bill to House - Detroit Free Press | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, who sponsored the bill, said the measure will do none of the horrible things opponents will claim.
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Top Faith Leaders Discuss Religious Freedom, LGBT Inclusion - pride source.com

Top Faith Leaders Discuss Religious Freedom, LGBT Inclusion - pride source.com | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
pride source.com Top Faith Leaders Discuss Religious Freedom, LGBT Inclusion pride source.com They discussed how the Christian faith is changing and becoming more inclusive of LGBT individuals and how the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)...
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In Seven States, Atheists Push to End Largely Forgotten Ban

In Seven States, Atheists Push to End Largely Forgotten Ban | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
It has been 53 years since the Supreme Court ruled that states could not have a “religious test” for public office, but a belief in God remains a requirement in Maryland and other states.
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Should Children Make Up Their Own Minds About Religion?

Should Children Make Up Their Own Minds About Religion? | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
I don’t make my kids go to church; I want them to make up their own minds about religion.” I overheard the line from a parent sitting . . . .
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House-approved Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act: A license to discriminate?

Forty years after East Lansing became the first city in the United States to ban discrimination against gay residents, Mayor Nathan Triplett is worried that the state may undermine those protections.
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Religious freedom, Ukraine are priorities for European security

Religious freedom, Ukraine are priorities for European security | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
VATICAN CITY - A top Vatican official emphasized religious freedom worldwide and a peaceful solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine as urgent prio...
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BANGLADESH Dhaka, inaugurated the first Catholic university in Bangladesh - Asia News

The Notre Dame University has already 283 members and 24 teachers. The subjects are English, economics, law, philosophy and business administration. The university is the result of the Missionaries of the Holy Cross, known and appreciated in the country for their educational apostolate.
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Lawyer: 'Egyptian convert's arrest linked to leaving Islam'

Lawyer: 'Egyptian convert's arrest linked to leaving Islam' | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Dec 9 - After a year in Egyptian jail cells, former Muslim Mohammed Hegazy awaits a Dec. 28 verdict on misdemeanour charges filed against him last December.
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"Every restriction is based on religion"

"Every restriction is based on religion" | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
This year, activist and human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir became the first woman from Pakistan to win the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the "alternative Nobel Prize"). She spoke to Roma Rajpal Weiss about the difficult circumstances facing human rights activists in Pakistan
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Freedom from religion? Not this time

Freedom from religion? Not this time | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Our View: Banning "Latin crosses" during Mountain View High School's halftime show means banning the memory of American sacrifice in WW II.
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Christians cry foul after seized Bibles stamped with warning - The Malaysian Insider

Christians cry foul after seized Bibles stamped with warning - The Malaysian Insider | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Christian leaders are furious that Bibles seized from The Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) bookshop in Petaling Jaya earlier this year have been desecrated…
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Religious conservatives in Kansas want to revive 'religious freedom' bill - Kansas City Star

Religious conservatives in Kansas want to revive 'religious freedom' bill - Kansas City Star | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Religious conservatives are pushing for lawmakers to pass a “religious freedom” bill in response to a federal court ruling overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
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Platform: ‘Conscience clause’ can help promote tolerance and respect

Platform: ‘Conscience clause’ can help promote tolerance and respect | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Lagan Valley DUP MLA Paul Givan will on Monday launch his Private Member’s Bill to introduce a ‘conscience clause’.
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Humanist chaplain John Figdor: “Religion introduces moral problems that wouldn’t exist otherwise”

Humanist chaplain John Figdor: “Religion introduces moral problems that wouldn’t exist otherwise” | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Let's start with this one: "There is no God"
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Religion Clause: Most of City Council Walks Out On Atheist's Invocation

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MEHMET Y. YILMAZ - The council for transforming into a religious society

MEHMET Y. YILMAZ  - The council for transforming into a religious society | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
During the recent Education Council held in Antalya, 179 “advisory” decisions were taken. Education Minister Nabi Avcı praised the council’s positions, saying, “Very important advisory decisions have been made that will set the course of the education system and enlighten future decisions.”
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Indonesian law on interfaith unions thrown into the judicial spotlight - ucanews.com

Indonesian law on interfaith unions thrown into the judicial spotlight  - ucanews.com | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Indonesian law on interfaith unions thrown into the judicial spotlight . Debate rages after legal challenge questions religions role in marriage
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Bahrain News Agency | HRH Premier: Using human rights to interfere in domestic affairs unacceptable

Bahrain News Agency | HRH Premier: Using human rights to interfere in domestic affairs unacceptable | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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WCC launches global ecumenical network for advocacy for just peace — World Council of Churches

WCC launches global ecumenical network for advocacy for just peace — World Council of Churches | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
To build just and sustainable peace, engaging churches, ecumenical organizations and civil society, the WCC has launched an Ecumenical Peace Advocacy Network (EPAN) at its conference in Sigtuna, Sweden. The work of the EPAN aims to turn into concrete actions the theme “pilgrimage of justice and peace” described in a call issued by the WCC Busan Assembly in 2013.
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Adventists Celebrate Religious Freedom in Papua New Guinea

Adventists Celebrate Religious Freedom in Papua New Guinea | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Thousands of people from various Christian denominations marched in the capital of Papua New Guinea on Friday in an Adventist-organized celebration of the religious freedom that they enjoy on the Sout...
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