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Pope Resigns, With Church at Crossroads

Pope Resigns, With Church at Crossroads | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign sets up a struggle between conservatives, who advocate a smaller church of more fervent Catholics, and those who believe that the church can extend its reach.
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Arrests of 10 Women Praying at Western Wall Add to Tensions Over a Holy Site

Arrests of 10 Women Praying at Western Wall Add to Tensions Over a Holy Site | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Those detained were part of the group Women of the Wall, which has gathered each month for the past 24 years to protest the rule that only men may pray at the wall wearing traditional garb.
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Judges split over birth control coverage and religious liberty

Judges split over birth control coverage and religious liberty | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Judges across the country are increasingly split over whether private employers and their companies can cite their religious beliefs as a valid reason for denying birth control coverage to their employees.
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Dem lawmakers tell Christians: Keep your religion inside church walls

Dem lawmakers tell Christians: Keep your religion inside church walls | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Colorado Senate Democratsby Jack Minor – Democrats in the Colorado state house reportedly have unanimously stood behind comments by Democratic Senate leader Pat Steadman, who  essentially told Christian’s if they wanted to oppose homosexuality they...
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Anti-gay religious group gets funding from Ottawa to work in Uganda

Anti-gay religious group gets funding from Ottawa to work in Uganda | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
An evangelical organization that describes homosexuality as a “perversion” and a “sin” is receiving funding from Ottawa for its work in Uganda, where gays and lesbians face severe threats.
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Anti-gay group (Crossroads Christian Communication) gets funding from Canada for Africa work | Canadian Politics | Canada | News | National Post

Anti-gay group (Crossroads Christian Communication) gets funding from Canada for Africa work | Canadian Politics | Canada | News | National Post | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
An evangelical organization that describes homosexuality as a "perversion" and a "sin" is receiving funding from the Government of Canada for its work in Uganda, where gays and lesbians face severe threats.
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Russian sect leader jailed for 11 years - rest of the world - News - StarAfrica.com

Russian sect leader jailed for 11 years - rest of the world - News - StarAfrica.com | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A Russian sect leader who called himself an alien was on Thursday sentenced to 11 years in prison after being found guilty of raping and sexually abusing
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Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty - President Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast, Director of Faith-Based Office to Leave Post

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty - President Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast, Director of Faith-Based Office to Leave Post | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Baptist Joint Committee, President Obama spoke this morning at the poorly named National Prayer Breakfast, his 5th as President.
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Chinese preacher arrested for hymn session - Telegraph

Chinese preacher arrested for hymn session  - Telegraph | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A Chinese preacher is suing police after a public session of hymn singing saw him imprisoned for 12 days for allegedly "harming social order".
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allAfrica.com: Egypt: Al-Azhar Criticizes West Over Curbing Muslims Freedom

allAfrica.com: Egypt: Al-Azhar Criticizes West Over Curbing Muslims Freedom | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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Filipino Faces Jail Time for 'Offending Religious Feelings'

Filipino Faces Jail Time for 'Offending Religious Feelings' | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Filipino activist Carlos Celdran faces jail time for "offending religious feelings"
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Announcing a new blog on global religion: Belief

Announcing a new blog on global religion: Belief | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
GlobalPost, in partnership with the USC Annenberg School, launches major initiative to report on the role of religion in shaping world events.
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Interfaith couple in Lebanon relaunches civil marriage debate by Nada Akl - Common Ground News Service

Recently, an interfaith couple in Lebanon has gained widespread attention for their attempt to challenge legal restrictions to civil marriage.
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The Religious-Liberty Rights of Business Owners

The Religious-Liberty Rights of Business Owners | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Ed Whelan writes on NRO: As I’ve stated before, the proposition that the religious-liberty rights of the owners of a business turn on whether or not their business is incorporated strikes me as absurd: Consider this hypothetical: A Jewish family...
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New version of Kansas Religious Preservation Act appears to address gay rights concerns / LJWorld.com

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Activate CFPL - Blog - So what about CIDA providing funding to a Christian ministry? This is Canada!

Activate CFPL - Blog - So what about CIDA providing funding to a Christian ministry? This is Canada! | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
By Don Hutchinson

The Globe and Mail’s Canada funds anti-gay group’s work in...
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Catholic lawyers in Colorado won't cite defense of fetuses aren't people

Catholic lawyers in Colorado won't cite defense of fetuses aren't people | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Catholic Health Initiatives and St. Thomas More Hospital in Cañon City acknowledged Monday it was morally wrong for their attorneys to defend a medical malpractice case in the death of unborn twins by arguing Colorado law  doesnt consider...
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Public benefit, charitable status and “closed” congregations – further developments in Preston Down

Readers will be aware of the forthcoming proceedings in the First-tier Tribunal (Charity) in relation to the Charity Commission’s refusal to register the Preston Down Trust of the Hales Exclusive B...
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AP Interview: Egypt’s Coptic Christian pope delivers measured criticism of Islamist government

AP Interview: Egypt’s Coptic Christian pope delivers measured criticism of Islamist government | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
AL-MUHARRAQ MONASTERY, Egypt — Egypt’s Coptic patriarch delivered a cautious but unusually sharp criticism of the nation’s Islamist leadership in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, dismissing the new constitution as discriminatory...
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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Kaduna Muslims, Christians Demand Legislation Against Hate Speech

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Kaduna Muslims, Christians Demand Legislation Against Hate Speech | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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allAfrica.com: Zambia: Islamic Groups Infighting Worries State

allAfrica.com: Zambia: Islamic Groups Infighting Worries State | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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CHINA: Should religious freedom be a "core interest"?

CHINA: Should religious freedom be a "core interest"?
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Vatican denies had role in Monte Paschi-Antonveneta deal

ROME, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Vatican on Tuesday denied anItalian newspaper report linking its IOR bank to Monte deiPaschi di Siena's 2007 acquisition of smaller rivalAntonveneta, a deal which is now
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