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55% in favor of keeping religious laws - Ynetnews

55% in favor of keeping religious laws - Ynetnews | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Ynetnews55% in favor of keeping religious lawsYnetnewsA new Ynet-Gesher poll reveals that the majority of the Israeli public is against nullifying religious laws, but is in favor of drafting haredim, operating public transportation on Shabbat and...
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The Rational Hubris of Legal Structures as Moral Agents

The Rational Hubris of Legal Structures as Moral Agents | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The headline reads "Virtue Inc. Can a new kind of charter give corporations a conscience?" Interesting. That is a deeply profound question out there at the cutting edge of science and philosophy of mind.
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Kentucky: Atheists face 12 months in prison for disbelief

A Kentucky law requires residents and government officials to affirm the existence of God, or risk a penalty of up to 12 months in prison for failure to comply. (What happened to separation of church and state?
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Muslim nations tiptoe between commerce and religion | Asia | DW.DE | 23.11.2012

Muslim nations tiptoe between commerce and religion | Asia | DW.DE | 23.11.2012 | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Experts say that democratic forces in the so-called Developing Eight (D-8) Muslim nations are under threat and that economic progress could be impeded by the rise of Islamism in their societies.
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Egypt's Embattled Christians Fear Exclusion Under New Islamist Constitution Eurasia Review

Egypt's Embattled Christians Fear Exclusion Under New Islamist Constitution Eurasia Review | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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Pastors challenge IRS rule with partisan talk - 89.3 KPCC

Pastors challenge IRS rule with partisan talk - 89.3 KPCC | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
89.3 KPCCPastors challenge IRS rule with partisan talk89.3 KPCC6 presidential election, he was one of about 1,600 religious leaders around the country who talked politics from the pulpit, challenging a 1954 law that bans churches from supporting...
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Religion and Law roundup: 25th November | Law & Religion UK

Our roundup of the week's law & religion news in the UK: http://t.co/Tw78JYyJ...
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A dangerous future of killer robots - Washington Post

A dangerous future of killer robots - Washington Post | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The NationA dangerous future of killer robotsWashington PostAnd if a machine breaks the law, who will be held accountable — the programmer or manufacturer? No one at all? Some argue that these concerns can be addressed if ...
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The Immoral Minority: The separation of church and state is not ...

Tom Riner, a Baptist minister and the long-time Democratic state representative, sponsored the law. “The church-state divide is not a line I see,” Riner told The New York Times shortly after the law was first challenged in court.
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Priest expelled because of woman's ordination, activism - USA TODAY

Priest expelled because of woman's ordination, activism - USA TODAY | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Moneycontrol.comPriest expelled because of woman's ordination, activismUSA TODAYThe longtime activist says he couldn't recant his beliefs on women's ordination because it would betray his conscience. AP SOA Protest ...
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Clash of Church and State — What Are the Lines?

Clash of Church and State — What Are the Lines? | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The turf war brewing between Church and State is coming to a boil. We've seen the early skirmishes already. So let's ask some basic questions. What are the roles of Church and State in today's culture?
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Laws Penalizing Blasphemy, Apostasy and Defamation of Religion ...

from Pew Research Several recent incidents have drawn international attention to laws and policies prohibiting blasphemy – remarks or actions considered to be contemptuous of God or the divine. In a highly publicized case ...
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Freedom of Religion : Nurul Izzah's Blunder (Part 2)

Freedom of Religion If readers, especially interested Catholics, had read the article "The Audacity of Power: President Obama Vs. The Catholic Church" part 1, you will understand that the author is articulating President Barack ...
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GalliaWatch: Freedom of Conscience

GalliaWatch: Freedom of Conscience | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
"The mayors are representatives of the State. If the law passes, they will have to enforce it, but I hear you and I say that possibilities for delegating exist. They can be broadened and there is always freedom of conscience.
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RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY: Call for Papers: Politics of ...

RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY: Call for Papers: Politics of ... | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Identity Formation; Comparative Conflict; Church and State; Human Rights and Ethics; the Construction of Legitimizing Discourses; Issues of Race, Class, Gender, and ...
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Pope’s emissary in US: Dissident Catholic profs are ‘grave’ threat to religious liberty | LifeSiteNews.com

Pope’s emissary in US: Dissident Catholic profs are ‘grave’ threat to religious liberty | LifeSiteNews.com | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The Church is “more easily persecuted” when she is divided by Catholic faithful who support “a major political party [with] intrinsic evils...
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Canadian Islamic group charges Jewish school using racist textbook

Canadian Islamic group charges Jewish school using racist textbook | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The salvo comes on the heels of a police investigation into a Toronto-area Islamic school found to be using teaching materials that attacks Jews and suggests intolerance.
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Defining and Divining Religion « Strasbourg Observers

This guest post was written by Jogchum Vrielink, coordinator at the Centre for Discrimination Law (Research Centre on Equality Policies, Institute for Constitutional Law, University of Leuven). Contact: ...
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Charlie Brown in church and state fight

Charlie Brown in church and state fight | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Reaction from Father Jonathan Morris (Peanuts Gang involved in Church and State Fight.)...
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Should Religion be mixed with Medicine? - Oneindia

OneindiaShould Religion be mixed with Medicine?
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It is for all of us who make up the church, not royal commissions, to right ... - The Australian

It is for all of us who make up the church, not royal commissions, to right ...The AustralianFor starters, belief is beyond the law, and one religion or set of beliefs is not the same as another.
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“Freedom of religion” and hudud law among issues expected to be ...

KUALA LUMPUR – The controversial issue of the “freedom of religion”, the hudud law and the implementation of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) are among the issues expected to be debated during the coming ...
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Should Natural Law Inform Constitutional Law? - Above the Law

Above the LawShould Natural Law Inform Constitutional Law?Above the LawLast weekend, at the National Lawyers Convention of the Federalist Society, Professor Arkes and Chief Judge Kozinski debated whether natural law should inform constitutional law.
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