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'What is religion?' yoga case judge asks

'What is religion?' yoga case judge asks | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Influence of religion on the district’s yoga program — if any — central issue in trial.
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CUC President's Page: Noted Constitutional Lawyer Inaugurates New Lecture Series

CUC President's Page: Noted Constitutional Lawyer Inaugurates New Lecture Series | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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High School Senior Stands Up for “Under God” in Pledge -

High School Senior Stands Up for “Under God” in Pledge - | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions.
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The Pentagon’s pugnacious critic on religion gets his day in Congress

The Pentagon’s pugnacious critic on religion gets his day in Congress | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, will have one of his biggest stages yet on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
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New RLUIPA Suit: Mount Zion Church of God in Christ v. City of Garden City, Kansas

New RLUIPA Suit: Mount Zion Church of God in Christ v. City of Garden City, Kansas | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
RLUIPA Defense is your one-stop comprehensive site stocked with cases, trial materials, briefs and scholarly articles all about avoiding and defending against claims taken under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).
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Politics, law and race: the Netherlands, ‘Black Pete’ and Arts. 8 & 9 ECHR | Law & Religion UK

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CHINA China, the Party warns: Chinese Communists cannot follow a religion - Asia News

An editorial appeared in the international version of the People's Daily carrying the Maoist Communist Party line:
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Jerusalem terror attack 'strikes at soul' of Jews worldwide

Jerusalem terror attack 'strikes at soul' of Jews worldwide | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The targeting of rabbis at a synagogue in West Jerusalem struck at the soul of Jews around the world, several Jewish leaders said Tuesday.
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TWU statement regarding Ministry of Advanced Education letter | Trinity Western University

TWU statement regarding Ministry of Advanced Education letter | Trinity Western University | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
President Kuhn confident TWU will meet Minister's criteria
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16-year-old student takes action after she claims high school refused her request to start a Christian group

16-year-old student takes action after she claims high school refused her request to start a Christian group | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A 16-year-old student in Long Island is on the offensive after claiming that her high school turned down her request to start up a Christian club.
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Legally married same-sex couples won’t be allowed to stay together at City Union Mission

Legally married same-sex couples won’t be allowed to stay together at City Union Mission | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
An official with the City Union Mission says the organization’s Christian ethic will prevent it from allowing legal same-sex couples who are homeless from staying in its family shelter. Other shelters say they will allow couples.
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Interfax-Religion

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Religions play key role in maintaining peace and stability - Azeri leader

 

Baku, November 18, Interfax - Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev believes that cooperation and support between representatives of different faiths is vital to maintaining peace and stability in different countries.

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Christian Professor Arrested for Blasphemy in Pakistan, Charged With Same Offense as Mother-of-Five Asia Bibi

Christian Professor Arrested for Blasphemy in Pakistan, Charged With Same Offense as Mother-of-Five Asia Bibi | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A 40-year-old Christian man was arrested for blasphemy in Lahore, Pakistan, and has been charged with insulting the Prophet Mohammad, the same offense that Christian mother-of-five Asia Bibi is facing the death penalty for.
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Pope says children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother

Pope says children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Was he emphasizing the primacy of traditional families or simply trying to support them? Experts debate.
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CUC begins lecture series Nov. 11

CUC begins lecture series Nov. 11 | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The Canadian University College is looking to engage the community in dialogue and debate, as a lecture series starts Nov. 11.
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Church offers sanctuary to illegal immigrant, claims 'all families are sacred'

Church offers sanctuary to illegal immigrant, claims 'all families are sacred' | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Angela Navarro could be separated from her husband and two children if she leaves the building.
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Pastafarian Tests Religious Freedom By Wearing Colander In License Photo

Pastafarian Tests Religious Freedom By Wearing Colander In License Photo | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A woman from Utah tried her religious freedom by having her drivers license picture taken on Oct. 29 wearing a colander on her head, representing her belief in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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The European Court of Human Rights: anti-democratic or guardian of fundamental values? – Judge Robert Spano

This post is adapted from a speech given by Judge Robert Spano of the European Court of Human Rights at Chatham House on 13 October 2014. It is reproduced here with permission and thanks. There is ...
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JAPAN: A landmark court decision!

JAPAN: A landmark court decision! | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
____________________________ JAPAN: A landmark court decision! Kidnappers and deprogrammers to pay dozens of million yen for attempted forceful change of religion By Willy Fautré, HRWF ____________...
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VATICAN - ISLAM Catholic-Muslim dialogue: It is never acceptable to use religion to justify violence - Asia News

The Catholic-Muslim Forum releases a final statement following its meeting in Rome on 'Working together to serve others'. Young people should be educated to build
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Law society council re-voting on Trinity Western decision

Law society council re-voting on Trinity Western decision | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The council of the Law Society of New Brunswick will vote in January on its decision to accredit the law program at the controversial Trinity Western University in British Columbia.
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B.C. may revoke consent for Christian law school

B.C. may revoke consent for Christian law school | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Advanced Education Minister says legal challenges will make it unlikely that school will enroll students by proposed start date
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Two more same-sex marriage cases reach the Supreme Court

Add Michigan and Kentucky to the list of states whose bans on same-sex marriage are being challenged before the Justices. The Court may decide whether to take the cases, and the timing, by January.
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Religion Clause: Suit Challenges Prayer and Bible Readings At School Board Meetings

Religion Clause: Suit Challenges Prayer and Bible Readings At School Board Meetings | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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Global lawmakers sign charter for freedom of religion

Global lawmakers sign charter for freedom of religion | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Escalating religious persecutions worldwide have brought together international leaders in Oslo where they talked about faith and belief.
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'Jewish State' Law Up for Approval

'Jewish State' Law Up for Approval | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The bill seeks to enshrine Israel's status as the nation-state of the Jewish people; will make Hebrew only official language of the state.
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