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The FUTURE of Religious Freedom: Interview with Allen D Hertzke - OpEdNews

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The FUTURE of Religious Freedom: Interview with Allen D Hertzke
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This humanitarian principle is now under global assault, according to The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
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Burma lacking freedom of religion - Radio Australia

Burma lacking freedom of religion
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But freedom of religion is one of the necessary pre-conditions for democracy and the early signs there have not been great.
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UN Faith Expert: End Blasphemy Laws Targeting Religious Minorities - Charisma News

UN Faith Expert: End Blasphemy Laws Targeting Religious Minorities - Charisma News | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Charisma News UN Faith Expert: End Blasphemy Laws Targeting Religious Minorities Charisma News Countries should repeal all laws punishing blasphemy and people who leave a faith, the United Nations' top expert on freedom of religion said on...
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Religion and politics: Canadian diversity makes for better policy-making - Yahoo! News Canada (blog)

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Religion and politics: Canadian diversity makes for better policy-making
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27 religious communities fail registration in Azerbaijan - AzerNews

27 religious communities fail registration in Azerbaijan - AzerNews | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
According to the law on religious faith adopted in 1992, everyone has the right to believe in any religion, to express and spread his or her opinion about religion. All religions and religious organizations enjoy equal rights in ...
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US Drone Killings Pose a Threat to International Law - Huffington Post UK (blog)

US Drone Killings Pose a Threat to International Law - Huffington Post UK (blog) | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
US Drone Killings Pose a Threat to International Law Huffington Post UK (blog) We are, therefore, deeply concerned that the US is not abiding by its International Law obligations, under both International Humanitarian Law and International Human...
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Column: Lahore attacks show why Canada must defend religious freedom

Column: Lahore attacks show why Canada must defend religious freedom | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
There’s nothing quite like an old-fashioned pogrom to drive home the point that Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Foreign Minister John Baird and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney have been trying to make about the moral necessity of...
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Religious Freedom Group Asks Knesset To Pass New Basic Law ...

Religious Freedom Group Asks Knesset To Pass New Basic Law ... | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Hiddush, the Israeli nonprofit that lobbies for freedom of and from religion and for issues in support of civil society, wants the new Knesset to rectify decades of wrongs done to Israeli citizens by successive Knessets.
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Appeal by Photographer in Gay Bias Case... - ABC News

Appeal by Photographer in Gay Bias Case... - ABC News | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Appeal by Photographer in Gay Bias Case...
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He said gay marriage is against the photographer's religious beliefs, and she should not be required to promote a message that violates her conscience.
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Faith-based schools may ‘fuel racism’

Faith-based  schools may ‘fuel racism’ | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Racism could be fuelled by allowing some schools to turn away children on religious grounds, a policy which an integration group claims is already creating social divisions.
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Congresswoman Diane Black Introduces Legislation to Protect Conscience | Caffeinated Thoughts

Congresswoman Diane Black Introduces Legislation to Protect Conscience | Caffeinated Thoughts | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN) introduced H.R. 940, the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA), to defend conscience rights against HHS mandate.
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Religion Clause: Tithing Not A Necessary Expense In Computing Installment Payments To IRS

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UN Special Rapporteur Issues Report on Freedom of Religion in Cyprus

Upholding the rule of law in matters of U.S. foreign policy, particularly in our nation’s dealings with Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey.
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Pastor sentenced in US lesbian custody case | National Gaze | Wisconsin Gazette - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) News

Pastor sentenced in US lesbian custody case | National Gaze | Wisconsin Gazette - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) News | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A Mennonite pastor who helped a still-missing woman and her daughter flee the country – and a custody fight with the woman’s former lesbian partner – joined his supporters in song after being told his 27-month prison sentenced could be put on hold...
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“We will Legislate a Law against Religion” - Arutz Sheva

“We will Legislate a Law against Religion” Arutz Sheva MK Yael German (Yesh Atid) related to the phenomenon of recalcitrant husbands who refuse to give their wives a divorce despite imprisonment, “We will have no choice but to legislate that the...
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Peaceful Dialogue Requires Religious Freedom, Archbishop Tells U.N. - National Catholic Register

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Peaceful Dialogue Requires Religious Freedom, Archbishop Tells U.N.
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Conscience and “Vote Conscience” | taborasj

Conscience and “Vote Conscience” | taborasj | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Crafting and enacting laws in a difficult world is a secular matter, that is left to the political and moral judgment of the legislator in conscience before God. When a Christian lay legislator who is entrusted by the Church with care ...
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Christian Medical Comment: Christian conscience, the Bible and the law

Christian Medical Comment: Christian conscience, the Bible and the law | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
@garyjamespowell No it's a general principle but not an absolute one. Civil disobedience can be a Christian duty.See http://t.co/y71HltrKlh
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Melissa Rogers new head of White House faith-based office - Religion News Service

Melissa Rogers new head of White House faith-based office - Religion News Service | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
(RNS) Church-state expert Melissa Rogers will be the new director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
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Jakarta – Fight for Freedom of Religion Goes On! | rossrightangle

Jakarta – Fight for Freedom of Religion Goes On! | rossrightangle | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Their leader, Hendardi, stated that “The government must create a law that guarantees freedom of religion.” As he explained, while the Constitution guaranteed religious freedom, the existing legislation did not….without a ...
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Proposed non-discrimination law not likely to be heard on Senate floor - Deseret News

Proposed non-discrimination law not likely to be heard on Senate floor - Deseret News | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Deseret News Proposed non-discrimination law not likely to be heard on Senate floor Deseret News "We also believe that any legislation should protect these rights while also preserving the rights of religious conscience — to act in accordance with...
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Pakistan Muslim mob torches Christian homes after blasphemy report | Holy Post | National Post

Pakistan Muslim mob torches Christian homes after blasphemy report | Holy Post | National Post | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Blasphemy in Pakistan can carry the death penalty but sometimes outraged residents exact their own retribution for perceived insults of Prophet Muhammad
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Religion Clause: Secularist Group Issues Report Critical of Religious Fundamentalism In U.S. Military

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Bill could create chaos, not liberty; 'religious freedom' already protected | Editorial | Kentucky.com

Bill could create chaos, not liberty; 'religious freedom' already protected | Editorial | Kentucky.com | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
No sooner had a "religious freedom restoration act" sailed through the state House last week than Internet commentators started hailing it as a victory for Kentucky's Rastas and their sacrament of marijuana use.
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