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Imam Fatty renews call for commitment to religion -As Muslims observe Yowmal Ashura today - Daily Observer

Imam Fatty renews call for commitment to religion -As Muslims observe Yowmal Ashura today - Daily Observer | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Imam Fatty has renewed his call for Muslims within The Gambia and elsewhere in the world to remain steadfast and show even more commitment............
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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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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 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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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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