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Diritto e Religione nelle Società Multiculturali/ Law and Religion in Multicultural Societies/ Derecho y Religión en las Sociedades Multiculturales/ Droit et Religion dans les Sociétés Multiculturelles/ Recht und Religion in Multikulturellen Gesellschaften/ 多元化社会中的法与宗教 / القانون والدين في المجتمعات متعددة الثقافات

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been episodes of intolerance towards the
Ahmadiyya community, particularly in Pakistan. However, in compliance with the Quranic precepts, the
Ahmadis have not responded with violence to the persecutions suffered. On the contrary, they have
carried out, thanks to the dynamism of their communities, numerous initiatives of solidarity with the
populations most affected by the pandemic. They have also spontaneously adopted COVID-19-safe
methods of worship, and thus have been able to limit the numbers of community members infected.

New rules about marriages and funerals in UK The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred bysections 45C(1), (3)(c), (4)(b), (4)(d), 45F(2) and 45P of the Public Health (Control of Disease)Act 1984(a).These Regulations are made in response to the serious and imminent threat to public health whichis posed by …

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by Maria Cristina Ivaldi
Preliminary remarks about French secularism
The Law of 9 December 1905[1] established the State separation from the churches, excluding state funding of faith-based organizations. This system of secularism since the 1946 Constitution has assumed the specific form of French laïcité[2]. It is a system which appears to be characterized on the one hand by the affirmation of the principle of strict neutrality of public institutions and on the other hand by the recognition of the religious freedom of individuals which, over time, has been posed limits, especially in terms of external manifestations[3]. Furthermore, there are no special relationships between the State and the different religious institutions.

The Coronavirus pandemic has generated an unprecedented health emergency, that has severely affected our daily lives. Government “alarmed”[1] responses, aimed at limiting the devastating impact of the health crisis “have led to a resurgence of authoritarianism, particularly in Western democracies,”[2] resulting in unimaginable restrictions of fundamental rights and liberties. In this framework, the pandemic has had serious implications on religious freedom, as measures restricting gatherings have deeply affected faith communities’ practices and rituals.
Undoubtedly, in a first phase, the pressing need to safeguard the compelling interests of public health and safety prevailed. However, the pandemic has also emphasized the crucial interplay between competing rights and the courts have often had the difficult task of reaching a reasonable balance between the conflicting claims of individual liberty and preservation of healt.
In the U.S. context, state restrictions on religious freedom claims have been fiercely litigated during the lockdown, resulting in complex dynamics between state governors, federal courts and the US Department of Justice.

The purpose of this virtual conference was to provide an opportunity for thoughtful reflection on the implications for law and religion in the United States of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the economic and racial justice crises, from our current perspectives approximately six months into the crisis. This virtual conference was held October 2nd, …

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https://www.mdpi.com/journal/laws/special_issues/religious_freedom Special Issue Editor Prof. Adelaide MaderaWebsiteGuest EditorDepartment of Law, University Of Messina, 98122 Messina, ItalyInterests: canon law, law and religion Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, The so-called lockdown, imposed to restrain (or at least limit) the spread of COVID-19, had an overwhelming impact not only on our personal lives, but also on the exercise of …

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The Holy See Makes Seven Points and One Reservation By H. E. Archbishop Gabriele Giordano CacciaApostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Mr. President, At the outset, I want to express thanks to the co-coordinators, the Permanent Representative of Afghanistan, H. E. Adela Raz, and the Permanent Representative of …

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“Followers of Judaism in our country deeply respect the invaluable historical and spiritual heritage of their ancestors, and carefully pass on their ancient, distinctive religious and cultural traditions from generation to generation. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is rightfully considered one of the most important occasions in the life of the Jewish community. On these days, people look back on the path travelled and make plans for the future. They aspire to purity of thoughts and deeds, and help others.