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Philippine court relaxes marriage annulment law: A sign of waning Church influence?

Philippine court relaxes marriage annulment law: A sign of waning Church influence? | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A new decision by the Philippine Supreme Court slightly loosens the rules of civil annulment on the grounds of psychological incapacity. What does this imply in the Southeast Asian nation, the last country outside of the Vatican where divorce remains illegal?
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God in the Machine: The Role of Religion in Net Neutrality Debates

God in the Machine: The Role of Religion in Net Neutrality Debates | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The public movement to protect a free and open Internet is approaching a critical moment this week: on February 26, the Federal Communications Commission will vote whether to pass strong rules against corporate control of the Internet. For years, companies that manage America's access to the Internet—corporate giants like Verizon, Comcast, and Time Warner—have sparred with activists and the FCC for control of cyberspace.
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Quebec judge wouldn't hear case of woman wearing hijab

Quebec judge wouldn't hear case of woman wearing hijab | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A Quebec judge tells a woman appearing in her Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her hijab.
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Supreme Court’s recent attention to religion isn't impressive: Charting 65 years of cases - Corner of Church and State

Supreme Court’s recent attention to religion isn't impressive: Charting 65 years of cases - Corner of Church and State | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
When did the Supreme Court take up most of its religion cases? Does the Court focus on Church-State conflicts or religious liberty? See for yourself in these two graphs.
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CHINA - VATICAN If Beijing does not grant religious freedom to the Church diplomatic relations are useless - Asia News

An underground priest sent AsiaNews his reflection on the state of relations between China and the Vatican. Talks and negotiations are useless if Beijing does not grant human rights to the people. The
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Sexual orientation and sexual behaviour: can they be distinguished?

Sexual orientation and sexual behaviour: can they be distinguished? | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Should the employee of a religious organisation be allowed to be dismissed because of her sexual activities outside work? A recent Australian decision suggests, somewhat surprisingly, that she may ...
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Salim Mansur: Defending the niqab ban

Salim Mansur: Defending the niqab ban | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Canadian courts would be well advised to make a distinction between religious beliefs and customary practices
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Today's letters: ‘She seems to want to become a Canadian — on her terms’

Today's letters: ‘She seems to want to become a Canadian — on her terms’ | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Letters to the editor for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.
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Letters: Niqab, religious freedom, Islam, Canadian values, Vancouver planning, Brenhill, recovery house | The Province

Wearing niqab harms women’s hard-fought right to equality Columnist Gordon Clark’s view that Zunera Ishaq has a religious right to wear the niqab while taking the oath of Canadian citizenship is misguided.
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Tennessee Supreme Court upholds mother's faith healing conviction

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds mother's faith healing conviction | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Jacqueline Crank had claimed she was innocent because she relied on prayer to heal the cancer-stricken girl. Crank was sentenced to probation after her 15-year-old daughter died in 2002.
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Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism (American Ideals & Institutions): Robert P George: 9781610170703: Amazon.com: Books

Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism (American Ideals & Institutions) [Robert P George] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
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Freedom of/from Religion

Freedom of/from Religion | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 200 people came to the Indiana Statehouse on Monday to rally for the rights of business and schools to observe their religious be...
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BECOME CANADIAN IN THE SUNLIGHT OF FREEDOM, NOT IN THE SHADOW OF OPPRESSION

BECOME CANADIAN IN THE SUNLIGHT OF FREEDOM, NOT IN THE SHADOW OF OPPRESSION | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A Federal Court has told the Canadian government they cannot force women to remove the cultural head and face covering known as the Niqab while taking the Oath of Citizenship. The government will challenge this ruling.
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Where global solutions are shaped for you | News & Media | HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL STARTS INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF

This is the official Web Site of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Here you will find daily UN News, UN Documents and Publications, UN Overview information, UN Conference information, Photos, and other UN information resources, such as information on Conference on Disarmament, the League of Nations, UN Cultural Activities, the NGO Liaison Office and The Palais des Nations.,Ceci est le site Internet officiel de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève. Vous y trouverez des nouvelles quotidiennes, des documents et des publications officiels des Nations Unies, des informations générales concernant les Nations Unies, des informations sur les conférences des Nations Unies, des photographies, et d'autres sources d'informations, telles que la Conférence du Désarmement, la Ligue des Nations, les activités culturelles des Nations Unies, le bureau de liaison des ONG et des informations relatives au Palais des Nations.
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State Legislatures Pit Religious Freedom Against Civil Rights

State Legislatures Pit Religious Freedom Against Civil Rights | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The debate over last summer's Hobby Lobby decision has a new source for conflict: state legislatures. The Supreme Court decision, which expanded corporate religious liberty, rested on an interpretation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a federal statute that Congress passed in 1993.
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Media Advisory: Supreme Court to hear religious discrimination case -

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case concerning Abercrombie & Fitch’s refusing to offer a job to a qualified Muslim teen job applicant
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Washington florist rejects settlement offer after court rules she can’t refuse service to gay weddings

Washington florist rejects settlement offer after court rules she can’t refuse service to gay weddings | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A florist rejected a settlement offer from Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Friday, days after a state judge ruled that her "relationship with Jesus” was not enough to justify her refusal to provide flower arrangements for the wedding of a same-sex couple.
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Nigeria Elections 2015 Muslims And Christians: Religion Being Used To Divide Voters, Opposition Party Says

Nigeria Elections 2015 Muslims And Christians: Religion Being Used To Divide Voters, Opposition Party Says | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
All Progressives Congress accused politicians of circulating the leaflets, which would pit Christians against Muslims before March elections.
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Canadian Doctors’ Religious Freedom Under Threat

Canadian Doctors’ Religious Freedom Under Threat | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Wesley J. Smith’s article “The Coming of Medical Martyrdom” highlights a troubling trend in . . . .
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Ujjal Dosanjh calls for extremism oversight in religious institutions, private schools

Ujjal Dosanjh calls for extremism oversight in religious institutions, private schools | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Former BC NDP premier and federal Liberal cabinet minister Ujjal Dosanjh is calling on the federal government to implement better oversight of religious institutions and private schools to fight extremism.
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The Harper government and evangelical capitalism

The Harper government and evangelical capitalism | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
There's a supposed separation of Church and State. But has that eroded under right-wing evangelical religion's influence on the Harper government?
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Religion not the answer for legal needs - Scotsman

Religion not the answer for legal needs - Scotsman | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
THE law is littered with authority based on biblical and other religious teachings, says Michael Sheridan.
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Catholic midwives must supervise abortions, Supreme Court decides - Telegraph

Catholic midwives must supervise abortions, Supreme Court decides - Telegraph | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Catholic midwives Mary Doogan and Connie Wood lose case against being made to supervise other staff carrying out abortions
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Slovak opposition wants separation of church and state - Prague Post

Slovak opposition wants separation of church and state - Prague Post | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Country’s liberals point to failure of recent referendum as proof the country is not as conservative as expected
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