Informativo sobre Lei e Religião – Law and Religion Headlines (11/02)

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February 11, 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, 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)

CALL FOR PAPERS [CORRECTION!], DUE 20 February 2015: Religious Freedom and Religious Pluralism in Africa: Prospects and Limitations (Conference 18-19 May 2015 in Namibia) (African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies)

EVENT, 12 February 2015: Religious Communities and Responses to Sexual Violence(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs)

EVENT, 12 February 2015: Brian Grim to speak at Pontifical University ("The Positive Case: Religious Freedom is Good for Society, Business, and the Poor", Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs)

Religious Freedom is Good for Society, Business, and the Poor: The Socio-Economic Benefits of Religious Freedom (A Lecture by Brian Grim, The United States Embassy to the Holy See, the Pontifical Urbaniana University, and the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation)

EVENT, 12 February 2015: Religion and Gender in Extremist Violence: A Discussion with Human Rights Defenders (The Carter Center, United States Institute of Peace)

As one family, Christians and Buddhists meet in Bodh Gaya, India (Nirmala Carvalho,

In defense of religion and tolerance (J. Martin Rochester, St. Louis Jewish Light)

Negotiate against, not with terrorists (opinion) (Christopher Voss, CNN)

How Canada's rejected flags reflect the nation's religious life (Katie Daubs, Toronto Star)

South African university student council's call to expel Jewish students sparks outrage (Peter Kenny, Ecumenical News)

NGO's for religion sending ISIS recruits under scanner (Vicky Nanjappa, oneIndia)

Buhari meets Catholic Bishops, allays fears on religious freedom (Vanguard (Nigeria))

Al Qaeda supporters in Yemen pledge allegiance to Islamic State: group (reporting by Noah Browning; editing by Robert Birsel, Reuters)

[China] United Front head pays festive visit to religious groups (Xinhua Net)

Original Magna Carta copy found in scrapbook (Stephanie Pappas, Live Science)

Uzbekistan: Detention, fine, literature confiscation was "hospitality we got for bringing mandarins" (Forum 18 News Service)

Anti-Arab racism becomes tool in Israeli elections (Mazal Mualem, Al-Monitor: Israel Pulse)

Hamas condemns killing of Jordanian pilot (Adnan Abu Amer, Al-Monitor: Palestine Pulse)

The world war inside Islam: Why the United States can do very little to alter the course of events in the Middle East right now (James Traub, Foreign Policy)

36 years after the revolution, where is Iran now? (Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Al-Monitor: Iran Pulse)

Learning from history with Iran (Behzad Saberi, Al-Monitor: Iran Pulse)

Iran conservatives see defiance in Khamenei speech (Arash Karami, Al-Monitor: Iran Pulse)

International Legal Experience and the Mormon Theology of the State, 1945-2012 (Nathan B. Oman, William & Mary Law School, Iowa Law Review / SSRN)

Redefining marriage redefines parenthood (John Stonestreet, BreakPoint Commentaries)

Is China making its own terrorism problem worse? (Justine Drennan, Foreign Policy)

Is being good good for you? (Stephen Post, Big Questions Online)

Iranian writers welcome decline of censorship (Arash Azizi, Al-Monitor: Iran Pulse)

The men who love the Islamic State (David Kenner, Foreign Policy)

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Europe Headlines

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

Italy's top appeals court rejects gay marriage, update (Redazione ANSA)

French Muslims, never fully at home (James Estrin, The New York Times: Lens blog)

Supreme Court upholds hijab ban in Russian region’s schools (RT)

Faith schools are not brimming with unqualified teachers (Stephen Gorard and Beng Huat See,The Conversation)

Ukraine crisis: Minsk peace talks – live (Rob Crilly, The Telegraph)

Sharia4Belgium trial: Belgian court jails members (BBC News)

Dawkins among atheists urging Irish PM to hold blasphemy law referendum (Henry McDonald,The Guardian)

Is Turkey becoming a police state? (Semih Idiz, Al-Monitor: Turkey Pulse)

“Spiritual influence” and elections (David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK)

Turkey’s media watchdog fines TV station for using ‘God’ instead of ‘Allah’ (Hürriyet Daily News)

Fez, niqab now allowed in marriage photos in Turkey (Meltem Özgenç, Hürriyet Daily News)

Turkish military court sentences conscientious objector to 15 months despite ECHR ruling(Hürriyet Daily News)

Moscow charges American spies working inside Orthodox church (Russia Religion News)

How I resisted jihadist temptation – French ex-Guantanamo prisoner speaks (Allison Hird, RFI)

Russian Supreme Court upholds ban on wearing hijab at school (Interfax: Religion)

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United States Headlines

EVENT: 17 March 2015: Continuing the Search for Religious Freedom: Present Trials, Future Challenges" (Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary)

EVENT, 27-28 February 2015: Wisdom, Law, and Lawyers (Annual Conference, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California)

Call for Papers [DEADLINE 14 February 2015] : “Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives” (Social Science History Association Religion Network)

Kayla Mueller’s vision of God (Rev. Jennifer D. Crumpton, Patheos Blog: Femevangelical)

Federal court reverses injunctions by Pittsburgh judges on contraception mandate (Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Geneva College v. Secretary Department of Health [HHS Mandate] (United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit)

Three Muslims killed in shooting near UNC; police, family argue over motive (Mark Berman, Sarah Kaplan and Kevin Sullivan, The Washington Post)

3 Muslim students shot to death in apartment near UNC Chapel Hill (Saeed Ahmed, CNN)

It’s hard to imagine anything more vile and un-American than murdering Muslims for their faith(David French, National Review Online: the Corner blog)

Atheism did not kill three young Muslims in Chapel Hill (Josha Kelly, Patheos Blog: Danthropoly)

Regents to study implications of same-sex marriage (Peter Hancock, Lawrence Journal-World)

Ravenswood schools face criticism from anti-religion group (The News Center (WV))

Convicted killer says state won't let him practice religion (Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press)

Obama asks Congress to authorize three-year ISIS fight (Peter Barker, New York Times)

Supreme Court declines to stay Missouri execution (Mark Berman, The Washington Post)

Manslaughter charge prompts church to examine relationship with alcohol (Michelle Boorstein,The Washington Post)

House 'religious freedom' law passes on voice vote (Spencer Williams, Arkansas Online)

CUA, Washington Archdiocese join USCCB urging Congress to protect religious freedom(Kimberly Scharfenberger, The Cardinal Newman Society)

After satanist coloring book controversy, Orange County schools to ban distribution of religious materials (Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

New York Church taking Walmart to court over gun sales (Clare O'Connor, Forbes)

Worlds collide: Gay rights and religious freedom (Editorial, (Indiana))

White House struggles to clarify Obama suggestion that Paris kosher deli attack was random(Julie Pace, Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report)

Alabama minister arrested for disorderly conduct after trying to officiate gay marriage (Corinne Cathcart, Joshua Hoyos, and Susanna Kim, ABC News)

State of the states on same-sex marriage (Joanna Piacenza, Public Religion Research Institute)

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