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Here’s why your state may be expanding religious freedom protections this year | Deseret News National

Here’s why your state may be expanding religious freedom protections this year | Deseret News National | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences.
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INTERNATIONAL - Russia says Muhammad cartoon publication illegal

INTERNATIONAL - Russia says Muhammad cartoon publication illegal | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Russia s media watchdog on Jan. 16 warned publications that printing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was against the country s law and ethical norms following the Charlie Hebdo attack in France.
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A Million People in Paris Teach Us What Religion Is Really All About

A Million People in Paris Teach Us What Religion Is Really All About | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A million people marched in Paris this week. A million men, women and children, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Atheists, and those with no religious label at all, marching simply to demonstrate their ultimate humanity that crosses rel...
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Law society council upholds Trinity Western accreditation

Law society council upholds Trinity Western accreditation | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Graduates of the law school at B.C.'s Trinity Western University will be able to practise in New Brunswick, as a move to rescind their future accreditation failed to pass today.
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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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Court will rule on same-sex marriage

Court will rule on same-sex marriage | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Taking on a historic constitutional challenge with wide cultural impact, the Supreme Court on Friday afternoon agreed to hear four new cases on same-sex marriage.   The Court said it would rule on the power of the states to ban same-sex marriages and to refuse to recognize such marriages performed
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The Arguments For and Against a National Anti-Conversion Law

The Arguments For and Against a National Anti-Conversion Law | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A tussle is going on in India for the population’s soul and in the background is a debate over whether the country should introduce a nationwide anti-conversion law.
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How relevant to the UK is US case-law on religion?

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In short, a US religion case can sometimes be very interesting as a piece of legal reasoning; but I suspect that it’s not often going to be all that persuasive in a UK context.

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In wake of Charlie Hebdo attacks, secularist groups to seek end of Canada's blasphemy law

In wake of Charlie Hebdo attacks, secularist groups to seek end of Canada's blasphemy law | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The Canadian law was first used in 1892 and was originally intended to protect Christianity from blasphemy. Case law since then has broadened its application
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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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Faith firm racks up court wins

Faith firm racks up court wins | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Lori Windham is at the vanguard of a movement to change how the legal system treats religion.
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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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