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Rising Religious Restrictions around the World Include Wearing of Religious Symbols

Rising Religious Restrictions around the World Include Wearing of Religious Symbols | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
In mid-2010, religious attire and other symbols were regulated in 57 countries, up from 21 countries in mid-2007.
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Blasphemy in Greece | CENTER FOR LAW AND RELIGION FORUM

Blasphemy in Greece | CENTER FOR LAW AND RELIGION FORUM | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Nonetheless, the European Court of Human Rights has held more than once that states may criminalize blasphemy in order to protect human dignity — that is, in order to protect the religious sensibilities of listeners from ...
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A Moral Guide to Obama’s Foreign Policy

A Moral Guide to Obama’s Foreign Policy | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Three years ago today, President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize. The awkward contexts of 2009 that accompanied, if not overshadowed, the award and his Nobel address are worth recalling.
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Christians Banned From Using Word 'Allah' in Arabic by New Fatwa in Malaysia

Christians Banned From Using Word 'Allah' in Arabic by New Fatwa in Malaysia | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A Malaysian Sultan has issued a fatwa prohibiting non-Muslims from using the word "Allah" in Arabic.
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Preacher alarms many in Egypt with calls for Islamist vice police

Preacher alarms many in Egypt with calls for Islamist vice police | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Many Egyptian viewers were horrified when preacher Hisham el-Ashry recently popped up on primetime television to say women must cover up for their own protection and advocated the introduction...
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Concordat Agreements between the Holy See and the Post-Communist Countries (1990-2010)

Peeters international academic publishers Leuven official website presenting online catalogue, online journals and online bibliographies
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Ordinary Muslims in Indonesia Violating Rights, Study Finds

Ordinary Muslims in Indonesia Violating Rights, Study Finds | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
oncerns are growing over at least 50 cases of religious freedom violations against Christians in Indonesia last year, as not only extremists but ordinary Muslims were responsible for many of the acts of intolerance and violence, according to a...
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Oxford losing its religion

Oxford losing its religion | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Figures released from the 2011 Census revealed that Oxford has the highest percentage of people without a religion of any city in the UK.˜ The number of self-described Christians is now at 48 per c...
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Constitution 201: Case Study—Religious Liberty in the Administrative State | Hawaii Reporter

Constitution 201: Case Study—Religious Liberty in the Administrative State | Hawaii Reporter | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
By Stephen Zierak This lesson is taught by Dr. Thomas West, the Paul & Dawn Potter Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College.  Dr. West has taught at
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Court rules man no longer on the hook for 655-year-old penance | Holy Post | National Post

Court rules man no longer on the hook for 655-year-old penance | Holy Post | National Post | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
In 1357 Konrad Mueller promised to pay for an eternal lamp at the Roman Catholic local church as punishment for killing a man named Heinrich Stucki
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French Muslims join opposition to same-sex marriage

French Muslims join opposition to same-sex marriage | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - French Muslims have begun joining a mostly Catholic-led movement against same-sex marriage, widening opposition to the reform that the Socialist-led government is set to write into the...
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Divine Law and the U.S. Constitution | Franklin County Va. Patriots ...

Divine Law and the U.S. Constitution | Franklin County Va. Patriots ... | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
He said that human laws were only “declaratory of, and act in subordination to. . .God's law. Any act (law) of man which was contrary to God's law would be “destructive of man's real happiness, and therefore,.
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UN News - End conditions that feed terrorism, Ban tells Security Council at day-long debate

UN News - End conditions that feed terrorism, Ban tells Security Council at day-long debate | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a focus on conditions that feed terrorism as part of a comprehensive strategy against the scourge, as he opened a debate in the Security Council that expected some 50 speakers, including several...
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“An honest dialogue between different religions and civilizations is a continuing political imperative,” she said.

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Strasbourg Consortium: Freedom of Conscience and Religion at the European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg Consortium: Freedom of Conscience and Religion at the European Court of Human Rights | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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US Pastor Saeed Abedini Faces Notorious 'Hanging Judge' in Iran

US Pastor Saeed Abedini Faces Notorious 'Hanging Judge' in Iran | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
An American pastor currently held in Iranian prison is facing a grim future after it was announced that his case was recently transferred to a judge accused of human rights violations and infamous for the number of people he has sentenced to death.
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In Indonesia, Envisioning a Larger Role for Religion at School

In Indonesia, Envisioning a Larger Role for Religion at School | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The government is weighing a curriculum overhaul that would merge science and social studies with other classes so more time can be devoted to religion.
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Christian who refused Sunday work was not constructively dismissed – Richard Wayman

Christian who refused Sunday work was not constructively dismissed – Richard Wayman | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Mba v London Borough Of Merton (Religion or Belief Discrimination) [2012] UKEAT 0332/12/1312 (13 December 2012) – Read judgment The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has dismissed the appeal of a Ch...
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Oaths, the Greek judicial system and Article 9

Might the obligation to swear an oath in court proceedings be a breach of one’s Article 9 rights? The issue came up yet again this week when Strasbourg handed down judgment in Dimitras & Ors v ...
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Teacher files suit over religion items | WIVB.com

Teacher files suit over religion items | WIVB.com | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A high school science teacher is suing the Cheektowaga Central School District, after she says the district told her to remove personal items of religious nature from her classroom.
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Restrictions On Religious Freedom Increasing In The United States And Worldwide

(RNS) Religious believers throughout the world face a rising tide of restrictions, according to a study released Thursday (Sept. 20).
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