Informativo sobre Lei e Religião – Law and Religion Headlines (24/02)

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February 24, 2015

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International Headlines

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)

Radical love, business: key to countering radicalization? (Interview with Brian J. Grim, Vatican Radio)

Sri Lanka: President pledges to ensure religious freedom in the country (Ministry of Defence)

Kenya's president pledges support for Adventist education (Adventist News Network)

Australia to take actions against religious preachers inciting hatred to encourage terrorism(Sounak Mukhopadhyay, International Business Times)

Muslim group facing Australia ban says being scapegoated (Al Bawaba)

Libya/Egypt: civilian toll in Derna air strikes (Human Rights Watch)

How serious is the ISIS threat to South Asia? (Michael Kugelman, World News Report)

Algeria rejects proposal for Arab force for Libya (Middle East Monitor)

Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith (Angus McDowall,Reuters)

New Zealand to join anti-ISIS mission (Al Arabiya News)

Monitors: ISIL abducts 90 Assyrian Christians in Syria (Al Jazeera)

Tunisia arrests about 100 militant suspects, signs of Islamic State influence (The Jerusalem Post)

Saudi court jails al-Qaida recruiters, bin Laden associate (The Jerusalem Post)

Nigeria bus bomb kills more than a dozen in Potiskum (Religion News Today)

Ghana Constitution mandates religious freedom – Sheihk Bonsu (Ghana Web)

Muslims, Christians at Atebubu smoke peace-pipe (Ghana Web)

Saudi Arabia court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith (The Telegraph)

Syria Kurds retake territory in anti-ISIL offensive (Al-Shorfa)

Australia ramps up terror threat response (Al Arabiya News)

Religious liberty in China: the key to a stable, peaceful, and harmonious order (Doug Bandow,CHINA US Focus)

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Europe Headlines

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

EVENT, 25 February 2015: Countering radicalisation through personal relationships & social impact development (Brian J. Grim, European Union Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brussels)

Bulgaria: Human rights judges award €7,000 after violent anti-Muslim protest (Human Rights Europe)

Judgment: Case of Karaahmed v. Bulgaria (European Court of Human Rights)

Catholic bishops cite poverty as key issue for UK parties at election (The Guardian)

Islamic State uses social media to groom British Muslim girls: think tank (Kieran Guilbert,Reuters)

Spain breaks up online network recruiting women for Daesh (Al Bawaba)

CHP-run municipalities to pay expenses of churches and synagogues (Today's Zaman)

Topical issues of Christian-Muslim dialogue in Ukraine to be discussed in Lviv (Religious Information Service of Ukraine)

Investigation into church salaries leads to Living Wage row (Tim Wyatt, Church Times)

MPs debate non-stun slaughter (yet again) (David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK)

A law was drafted in Stavropol regarding missionary work (English trans., Irina Loutfoullina (HRWF) at Center for Information and Analysis [in Russian])

Silencing ‘hostile’ media? Crimean News Agency refused licence (Human Rights in Ukraine)

Russia seeks to create Puppet Crimean Tatar self-governing bodies (Human Rights in Ukraine)

Spain arrests four people for recruiting Muslims to violence (The Jerusalem Post)

Three Norwegians charged with helping Islamic State in first Nordic case (The Jerusalem Post)

Catholic Bishops’ pastoral letter: 2015 General Election (David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK)

New Islamic law sparks controversy in Austria (Alison Langley, Deutsche Welle)

Mass surveillance: wrong in practice as well as principle (Peiter Omtzigt and Günter Shirmer,Open Security: Conflict and Peacebuilding)

Italy and Vatican on guard after threat from Islamic State (Eric J. Lyman, Crux)

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United States Headlines

EVENT, 4 March 2014: Women in Leadership: Key to Defeating Extremism (at the U.S. House of Representatives, Women's Freedom Forum)

EVENT, 3 March 2015: The Future of Religion and Diplomacy (The Newseum Institute)

EVENT, 27 February 2015: Women in Leadership: Litmus Test for Democracy in the Middle East and Iran (Panel of Experts speaking at the U.S. House of Representatives, Women's Freedom Forum)

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

EVENT, 26 February 2015: Anger and Revolutionary Justice (2015 Berkley Center Lecture)(Martha C. Nussbaum, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs)

CONFERENCE CALL, 26 February 2015: “Obama’s International Religious Freedom Record: Not as Bad as You Think” (Speaker, Judd Birdsall, Institute for Global Engagement)

EVENT, 25 February 2015: Live video discussion: Are you making a mistake raising your kids without religion? (Opinion, Los Angeles Times)

President Barack Obama says key to combating extremism is religious acceptance (Alison Lesley, World Religion News)

A Response to President Obama on countering violent extremism (Brian J. Grim, Cornerstone Blog: Religious Freedom Project, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs)

Religious groups back Muslim woman in U.S. high court scarf case (Lawrence Hurley,Reuters)

Argument preview: Faith and a workplace dress code (Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSblog)

Preview of Supreme Court oral arguments in Abercrombie employment discrimination case(Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

Indiana bill would outlaw abortions based on fetus disability (Christian Today)

UVA holding prayer vigil to end sexual violence (Christian Today)

Medical marijuana may soon get kosher stamp of approval (Paul Berger, The Jewish Daily Forward)

Schools must be neutral to religion (Charles C. Haynes, Guampdn)

Effort fails to add protections for same-sex couples to IN religious freedom bill (Tony Cook,Indy Star)

The implications of extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples (Gerard V. Bradley, John Finnis, and Daniel Philpott, The Witherspoon Institute: Public Discourse)

Religious leaders aim high to make kosher marijuana available (Michele Richinick, MSNBC)

Resolution designating 'Religious Freedom Day' passes UT House (Scott G Winterton,Deseret News)

Latest 'Undeniable' reveals 133% increase in religious hostility attacks in America (Liberty Institute)

Arkansas bars expanding anti-bias protections to cover LGBT (Andrew Demillo, AP, Times-Standard)

Settlement requires Michigan city to allow "reason station" near "prayer sation" in city hall(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Lawsuit: LA Fitness prohibited Muslim from praying in locker room (Pat LaFleur, WCPO News)

Lawmakers want probe of SF Catholic high schools (Crux: Covering all things Catholic)

US bishops are making a renewed push on immigration (Michael O'Loughlin, Crux: Covering all things Catholic)

Catholic nun to speak against death penalty at Ohio college (Crux: Covering all things Catholic)

Bill would codify religious freedoms for schoolchildren (Riley Snyder,

Religious freedom win in Texas (US Daily Review)

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