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Meet Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Civil Rights Movement

Meet Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Civil Rights Movement | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
On April 9, 1968, Benjamin Elijah Mays had the burdensome honor of delivering a eulogy for Martin Luther King Jr. on the campus of Morehouse College.
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'Religious Freedom Day' prompts renewed opposition to mandate

'Religious Freedom Day' prompts renewed opposition to mandate | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama’s designation of a national Religious Freedom Day is leading to calls for his administration to show greater respect for the conscience rights of Americans.
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Trinity Western University’s wants to start first Christian law school | Canada | News | National Post

Trinity Western University’s wants to start first Christian law school | Canada | News | National Post | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The Council of Canadian Law Deans criticized Trinity Western University’s Bible-based 'community covenant' that prohibits homosexual relationships
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ECHR: "Obsessive political correctness" trumps freedom of conscience - European Dignity Watch

ECHR: "Obsessive political correctness" trumps freedom of conscience - European Dignity Watch | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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Cross will stay in parliament, Polish court rules

Cross will stay in parliament, Polish court rules | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A court has ruled against seven members of a Polish liberal party that sought to have a cross removed from the debating chamber of Poland\'s parliament.
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Vatican Radio - Abp Mamberti responds to European Court of Human Rights judgement

Vatican Radio - Abp Mamberti responds to European Court of Human Rights judgement | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Abp Mamberti responds to European Court of Human Rights judgement
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EHRC - Commission welcomes European Court of Human Rights ruling on religious discrimination cases

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15 years in jail: Egyptian family charged for attempting to restore Christian names — RT

15 years in jail: Egyptian family charged for attempting to restore Christian names — RT | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
An Egyptian mother and her seven children have been given lengthy jail sentences for illegally changing their names on official documents. The family wanted to use their Christian names again after a conversion following their Muslim father's death.
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How much Quran belongs in the classroom?

How much Quran belongs in the classroom? | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Under an Islamist government, many expect far more religion in the Egyptian curriculum. But the reality of governing has tempered that push.
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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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Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs | Rick Warren on Religious Freedom - A Conversation

Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs | Rick Warren on Religious Freedom - A Conversation | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Does religious freedom help societies flourish? Does the freedom of religious individuals and institutions to put their faith into practice make a difference to the economic and political well-bein...
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Adventist Review : Religious Freedom in America

Adventist Review : Religious Freedom in America | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
What issues will make headlines in 2013?
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Pakistan’s Newest Martyrs: Why Anti-Shi‘ite Violence May Be the Country’s Biggest Problem | TIME.com

Pakistan’s Newest Martyrs: Why Anti-Shi‘ite Violence May Be the Country’s Biggest Problem | TIME.com | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Last year, over 400 Shi‘ite were killed across Pakistan, double the number killed in 2011.
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Hungary's "Revival of the the Cult of Anti-Semitism" :: Gatestone Institute

The Hungarian national football team, after fans chanted aggressively anti-Semitic abuse during a game with Israel, has been ordered to play the next World Cup qualifier in an empty stadium.
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Presidential Proclamation -- Religious Freedom Day | The White House

Presidential Proclamation -- Religious Freedom Day | The White House | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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European court rules religion cannot justify anti-gay discrimination

European court rules religion cannot justify anti-gay discrimination | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Four British Christians claimed unfair job discrimination because of their beliefs
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European Court of Human Rights supports the right to wear a cross at work | Lexology

European Court of Human Rights supports the right to wear a cross at work | Lexology | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Court provides clarity for UK employers on wearing religious symbols in the workplace, but difficulties in balancing issues of religion and sexuality…
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Muslims Demolish Church Building in Egypt

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Aum successor wins damages, apology from Tokyo government | The Japan Times Online

Aum successor wins damages, apology from Tokyo government | The Japan Times Online | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The Tokyo District Court ordered the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Tuesday to pay damages and apologize to the Aleph religious group, previously known as Aum Shinrikyo, for releasing an investigative report about the 1995 attempted murder of the...
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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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