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Atheists are harassed, arrested, exiled, imprisoned, tortured, murdered

Now Mirza Alfath has been arrested in the province of Aceh, after a mob attacked his home, because he wrote a Facebook post in July criticizing the modern use of Sharia Law. This week the .... About the Author.
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Egypt's Constitutional Crisis | Shanfaraa.com

Crucially, this movement sought to make executive authority accountable, and to liberate the Muslim political community from the limitations imposed on it by traditional religious leadership.
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- Reporting religion faithfully —

NOV 23 — In a multicultural and multi-religious society such as Malaysia’s, the fault lines that exist easily lend themselves to conflicts, in particular, those of a religious nature.
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Laws Penalizing Blasphemy, Apostasy and Defamation of Religion are Widespread - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Laws Penalizing Blasphemy, Apostasy and Defamation of Religion are Widespread - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
On Nov. 20, a Pakistani court ordered blasphemy charges dropped against a Christian teenager who had been accused of burning pages from the Quran.
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Galenkamp on Locke and Bayle on Religious Toleration | CENTER ...

Galenkamp on Locke and Bayle on Religious Toleration | CENTER ... | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
What is the scope and what are the limits of religious toleration? What is the proper role of the state with regard to religious issues? By addressing these two topics, Dutch constitutional law scholars commonly start from two ...
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French president to support 'gay marriage' conscience rights ...

French president to support 'gay marriage' conscience rights ... | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
According to the Spanish newspaper La Razon, Hollande said the state must respect “secularism and equality” and that “the law will apply to everyone with respect for freedom of conscience.” The proposed “gay marriage” law ...
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Separation of church and state examined in book by Michael Meyerson

Separation of church and state examined in book by Michael Meyerson | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
For Michael Meyerson, the Great Seal of the United States encapsulates the struggle over the relationship between religion and government that has become a defining characteristic of our nation. The...
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Freedom of Religion Equates to a Terrorism Charge for Uzbek Pastor « Persecution News

Freedom of Religion Equates to a Terrorism Charge for Uzbek Pastor | http://t.co/ddAIa8zQ...
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Religion and Politics are an Explosive Mixture

The real issue with religion is not with Islam, or any religion for that matter. It’s when religious passion is co-opted for political purposes. And, it’s a communicable disease. We see it in relig...
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Hatzis on Anti-Discrimination Law and Clergy in the U.K. | CENTER ...

Hatzis on Anti-Discrimination Law and Clergy in the U.K. | CENTER ... | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Nicholas Hatzis (University of Oxford) has posted The Church-Clergy Relationship and Anti-Discrimination Law. The abstract follows. Should antidiscrimination norms apply to the relationship between a religious group and its ...
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Atheist group at Dartmouth plans anti Mother Teresa event

Atheist group at Dartmouth plans anti Mother Teresa event | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Atheist group at Dartmouth plans anti Mother Teresa event - Campus Reform...
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Giving Thanks for Religious Liberty: Faith in Action Helps Those in Need

Giving Thanks for Religious Liberty: Faith in Action Helps Those in Need | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Americans will gather around Thanksgiving tables this week to reflect on the past year and give thanks for the blessings of family, friends, and fundamental freedoms like religious liberty.
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Shari'ah's Uphill Climb: Does Muslim law have a place in the American landscape?

Shari'ah's Uphill Climb: Does Muslim law have a place in the American landscape? | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Does Muslim law have a place in the American landscape?
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They also brought the rule of law - Winnipeg Free Press

They also brought the rule of lawWinnipeg Free PressAfter all, rule-of-law can support the best or worst of government, including Nazi Germany. And what are alternatives to rule-of-law? Rule-of-religious-faith?
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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Blair, Others Launch Initiative to Curb Religious Acrimony (Page 1 of 4)

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Blair, Others Launch Initiative to Curb Religious Acrimony (Page 1 of 4) | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...
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Fallaw, “Religion and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Mexico ...

Fallaw, “Religion and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Mexico ... | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The religion question—the place of the Church in a Catholic country after an anticlerical revolution—profoundly shaped the … Continue reading → ... CENTER FOR LAW AND RELIGION FORUM. at St. John's University ...
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WHAT IS TRUTH: Is Conscience the Guide for Goodness?

WHAT IS TRUTH: Is Conscience the Guide for Goodness? | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The conscience itself is not the standard of behavior, but the law written in the heart. Despite a depraved, sinful nature, every human starts out with a default law that informs his conscience. The law is the standard and the ...
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Economic crisis leading to intolerant politics: Martha C Nussbaum

Economic crisis leading to intolerant politics: Martha C Nussbaum | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Martha C Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. Her latest book, The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear...
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David Cameron: Church needs to 'get with the programme' after rejecting women bishops - Telegraph

David Cameron: Church needs to 'get with the programme' after rejecting women bishops - Telegraph | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The Church of England needs a "sharp prod" towards the modern world after its "disappointing" decision to vote against women bishops, David Cameron has said.
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Enforce the tax code, and strip violating Religious institutions of their tax exempt 501(c) status. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Enforce the tax code, and strip violating Religious institutions of their tax exempt 501(c) status. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
SIGN IT!Separation of church & state is important for *everyone* http://t.co/vG1R6wwm...
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James Madison Religious freedom prevailed over toleration becoming a crucial component of American politics due to Madison's efforts

RT @ActonInstitute: Religious freedom prevailed over toleration becoming a crucial component of American politics due to Madison's efforts http://t.co/tTuHRntY...

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The Church of England can no longer continue as an arm of the state

The Church of England can no longer continue as an arm of the state | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: By voting against women bishops, it has shown itself to be a discriminatory organisation that seeks to be above the law (RT @nayintheoaks: 'Why on earth should we respect this bizarre sect any longer?
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Marriage equality campaigns: The difference faith makes

Marriage equality campaigns: The difference faith makes | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Religious engagement was a key to victories in Maine, Md., Minn., and Wash., says a Human Rights Campaign leader.
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Christianity Today’s Dead-Wrong Defense of Anti-Sharia Laws

At Christianity Today, Emory University’s John Witte mounts a defense of anti-Sharia legislation: A constitutional battle over Muslim family law has begun. In November 2010, Oklahoma voters a...
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