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Quebec's 'values'

Quebec's 'values' | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
It's easy, almost too easy, to point fingers at the Quebec government's controversial "values charter" and call it anything from xenophobic to a state-sanctioned crackdown on religious freedom.
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Fired for preaching: Georgia dumps doctor over church sermons | Fox News

Fired for preaching: Georgia dumps doctor over church sermons | Fox News | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Bi-vocational pastors take notice – what you say from the pulpit on Sunday could get you fired from your public sector job on Monday.
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Mormon Scolded by Christian Group Is at Center of Kansas Law

Mormon Scolded by Christian Group Is at Center of Kansas Law | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Daniel Arkell was leading a Bible study for a Christian group at Washburn University Law School in Kansas back in 2004 when the group's president reprimanded him for saying that people's eyes offer a glimpse into their souls. Arkell, who is a Mormon, was asked to sign a statement recognizing the Bible, not the Book of Mormon, as the word of God.
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Funeral Homily for Justice Antonin Scalia

Funeral Homily for Justice Antonin Scalia | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Our daily blog content exclusive to the web hits on hot topics in both religion and public life and will keep you informed and entertained all week.
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Addressing the Rising Tide of Restrictions on Freedom of Religion

Addressing the Rising Tide of Restrictions on Freedom of Religion | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
After a year in which we witnessed an alarming number of attacks on religious diversity and pluralism around the world, it is critical that we reaffirm our commitment to protecting and promoting the universal right to freedom of religion or belief for all.
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What’s Been Happening: A Review Part 1: Christianity and Human Rights

What’s Been Happening:  A Review  Part 1:  Christianity and Human Rights | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Periodically I will be letting the subscribers of this blog in on a number of different projects (such as TV programs, interviews, papers, books) that I have had the privilege of being involved in …
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Religious Neutrality of the State – Yes, but…

The mayor of Saguenay, Quebec and his council members were wrong to open their public meetings with prayer.  That was the message of a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision.[i]  The Court was una...
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The Rise of Christian Conservative Legal Organizations

The Rise of Christian Conservative Legal Organizations | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Two years ago, a longtime customer walked into Barronelle Stutzman's flower shop with a request: the customer—who is gay—asked Stutzman to provide flowers for his wedding. Stutzman declined, citing her Christian faith's objections to same-sex marriage, and was eventually charged with violating Washington's state anti-discrimination statute.
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Will Same-Sex Marriage Split the United Methodist Church?

Will Same-Sex Marriage Split the United Methodist Church? | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
This month the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to make same-sex marriage legal in the United States. While the courts and lawmakers have been wrestling with the rights of gay and lesbian Americans, so too have the country's churches.
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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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Sending a Message to TWU: Your Graduates Need Not Apply

Sending a Message to TWU:  Your Graduates Need Not Apply | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
I observed history last week at the hearing of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in the case of Trinity Western University School of Law (TWU).  Over twenty lawyers were crammed into the Court Room o…
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FATAL ATTRACTION: POLITICS, PARTISANSHIP, AND RELIGION

FATAL ATTRACTION: POLITICS, PARTISANSHIP, AND RELIGION | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
By Barry W. Bussey in Religion and Politics and Politics and Religion. The goal of politics and partisanship is power. Political parties and politicians are attracted to church communities because of the potential support for their partisan ends.
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What is transpiring in the U.S. with the politics of Trump, Carson etc. I am reminded of the lessons I learned in my own brief experience in politics.
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Law and religion round-up – 21st February | Law & Religion UK

Law and religion round-up – 21st February | Law & Religion UK | Law and Religion | Scoop.it

The start of the in-out referendum campaign and the UKSC redefines the law on joint enterprise – but there was some law & religion news as well…  The Prime Minister and the EU On Friday the Prime Minister announced that he had concluded an...

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Canadians argue over how to promote religious freedom abroad

Canadians argue over how to promote religious freedom abroad | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Canada is the latest country to agonise over religion and diplomacy
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The case for the Office of Religious Freedom

The case for the Office of Religious Freedom | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The Trudeau Government has announced that it is extending the Office of Religious Freedom for another month.  However, it does appear that the government is about to close the Office.  That is a bi…
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Miss World Canada fears for father's safety due to involvement with human rights advocacy

Miss World Canada fears for father's safety due to involvement with human rights advocacy | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Anastasia Lin, who was recently crowned Miss World Canada, says that
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No Politics in Church? Not So Fast.

No Politics in Church? Not So Fast. | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
American Christians are increasingly aware that the church has a political image problem, and are increasingly eager to repair it. Association with the Religious Right, the once-dominant political machine whose public credibility seems to be in steady decline, is quickly becoming a source of embarrassment for all but the most conservative congregations.
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Franklin Graham Is Winning at Facebook

Franklin Graham Is Winning at Facebook | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
On June 5, Franklin Graham took to his Facebook page to provoke a boycott of Wells Fargo. The bank has released a series of nine new commercials profiling their customer diversity, including one featuring a lesbian couple learning sign language in advance of adopting a deaf child.
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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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