Some law and religion news from around the web this week:
- Muslims in America worry that Eid al-Adha will fall on September 11 this year and lead to an increase in hate crimes and prejudice against them.
- Georgetown University, a Jesuit institution, has become the first college in the United States with a Hindu priest as a chaplain.
- Opinion: “Trigger Warnings” and “Safe Spaces” on college campuses can silence religious students’ speech.
- Opinion: “Safe Spaces” and “Content Warnings” act to eliminate extreme forms of hate speech, not to stifle freedom of expression.
- An evangelical Christian accused of child abuse has argued that Indiana’s religious accommodations law gave her the right to discipline her son according to her beliefs.
- In Alabama, a Christian woman is suing for the right to wear a religious headscarf in her driver’s license photograph.
- In Victoria, Australia, proposed legislation would make it more difficult for religious schools to make employment decisions on the basis of faith.
- In Egypt, some Christians are angry over new regulations on the building of churches The Coptic Church supported the new rules.
- Russian authorities have charged a Ukrainian religious leader under the country’s controversial new anti-terror laws.