Informativo sobre Lei e Religião – Law and Religion Headlines (03/03)

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March 03, 2015

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International Headlines

EVENT, 31 March 2015: Early Registration Deadline for the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions (15-19 October in Salt Lake City, Utah) (DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: March 15, Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions)

EVENT, 9-11 March 2015: International Moot Court Competition 2015 – Law & Religion (Fondazione Studium Generale Marcianum)

EVENT, 5 March 2015: Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World (Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs)

EVENT, 4 March 2015: Sharing the Message? Proselytism and Development in Pluralistic Societies: A Public Dialogue (Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs)

What does quantum mechanics suggest about our perceptions of reality? (Hans Halvorson,Big Questions Online)

Can there be rational reasons for not supporting same sex marriage? (Neil Foster, Law and Religion Australia)

Same-sex marriage equality converts are very welcome to the party (Tim Dick, The Sydney Morning Herald – Comment)

Submission on Religious Freedom in Australia (Neil Foster, Law and Religion Australia)

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission – ‘Traditional Rights and Freedoms – Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws’ (Freedom 4 Faith)

Jews win right to pray on Temple Mount (Carey Lodge, Christian Today)

Kingdom calls for more efforts to address religious defamation (Arab News)

Balochistan: Threats against Christian journalists (Missionary International Service News Agency)

Cambodia deports 36 Vietnamese Montagnards, fleeing persecution (

Hindu fundamentalists threatened peace and stability in Nepal (Christopher Sharma,

Cameroonians call for death of Boko Haram leader (Mark Yapching, Christian Today)

In Israel, Jewish divorce is granted only by husband's permission (Emily Harris, NPR)

Religious restrictions among the world’s most populous countries (Angelina Theodorou, Pew Research Center)

Rania El-Alloul hijab ruling draws complaint against Quebec judge (CBC News)

World Sikh Organization condemns religious discrimination by Quebec judge (Sikh 24)

Conference at Western Europe's largest mosque to underline need for international religious freedom (PR Newswire)

Understanding terrorism in China – analysis (Loro Horta, Eurasia Review)

China Exclusive: Shaolin abbot responds to commercialization criticism (Shanghai Daily)

China re-arrests three accused of participation is ISIS-related terrorist group [Simplified Chinese] (China News)

Mosques more than ten times more likely to prevent China for distancing itself from Islamic problems [Simplified Chinese] (US China Press)

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox women make uphill battle for parliament (Michele Chabin, Religion News Service)

“The Changing Nature of Religious Rights Under International Law” (Evans et al., eds.) (John Boersma, Center for Law and Religion Forum at St. John's University School of Law)

Tajikistan's Islamic Renaissance Party on life support (Farangis Najibullah, Radio Free Europe)

Group of female Hizb ut-Tahrir followers caught in Bishkek (Interfax-Religion)

Haniyeh: Hamas in touch with Egypt over 'terror' label (Middle East Monitor)

No lull for India's Christians from Hindu extremists despite Modi's reassurance (Miko Morelos,Ecumenical News)

Women's roles in Hamas slowly evolve (Adnan Abu Amer, Al-Monitor: Palestine Pulse)

Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit (Ahmed Rasheed and Dominic Evans,Reuters)

Nigeria's Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing Islamic State (Julia Payne, Reuters)

New video shows 19 Tajiks killed fighting alongside IS in Syria, Iraq (Joanna Paraszczuk,Radio Free Europe)

Indian state bans beef and brings in five-year jail terms for possession (The Guardian)

Nigeria: Religion and ethnicity will play major role in election (Clement Ejiofor,

Myanmar: Scrap ‘race and religion laws’ that could fuel discrimination and violence (Amnesty International)

Muntaka fires GNAT, GES over discrimination against Muslim student (Ghana Web)

UN, EU organizations must act jointly to protect Christians – Lavrov (Interfax-Religion)

Islamic State releases 19 Christians, more than 200 still captive: monitor (Reuters)

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Europe Headlines

CALL FOR PAPERS, due 15 March 2015: Challenges and Opportunities: Religious Freedom Development in the Sphere of Law (Conference in Yerevan, Armenia, 14-16 May 2015)

EVENT, 12 March 2015: IRF Roundtable in Europe meeting in Brussels (European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom (EIFRF))

EVENT, 11 March 2015: Religious Diversity: Philosophical and Political Dimensions(Professors Roger Trigg and Gavin Floods, Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture)

EVENT, 5 March 2015: After the Paris and Copenhagen Attacks: Muslim Minorities and the Future of Democracy in Europe (Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs)

Austrian FM vows to support Saudi blogger (Middle East Monitor)

In English town, Muslims lead effort to create interfaith haven (Ari Shapiro, NPR)

Russia's vaguest laws and their unexpected consequences (Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, The Moscow Times)

‘Beat the Jews, save Russia’ – an ugly old slogan returns in Putin’s Russia (Paul Goble,Window on Eurasia)


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