Here is a look at some law and religion news stories from around the web this week:
- A new study by the Public Religion Research Institute finds that while the number of “Nones” in the United States is at an all-time high, they will have little influence as a group on election day.
- A divided panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Rowan County commissioner’s Christian invocations before meetings did not violate the Constitution.
- Claims by two former magistrates arguing that their rights were violated by state guidance memos, which stated that they could lose their jobs if they refused to perform gay marriages, were dismissed by the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
- Jewish and Muslim volunteers came together to decorate a Detroit elementary school.
- Opinion: Innocent Muslim Americans are bracing for unfair backlash after the bombing in New York City.
- The Anti-Defamation League is calling upon tech companies to help fight anti-Semitic online hate speech.
- In Jordan, a major Islamist party is fielding four Christian candidates among its list of candidates for parliament.
- A number of religious groups in Russia report difficulties under a new Russian law which bans proselytizing.
- The Church of England appointed a national minority ethnic officer to help increase the number of minority candidates for ordination.