Here is a look at some law and religion news stories from around the web this week:
- On Martin Luther King Day, an article from Relevant Magazine reflected on the “Spiritual Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.”
- Fears of increased surveillance on Muslim communities have been raised after the Council of Islamic Relations reportedly received about 100 reports of FBI agents questioning Muslims before the election.
- Among both American Catholics and non-Catholics, Pope Francis continues to be viewed favorably.
- In Washington, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged Congress to preserve health care coverage for Americans.
- In New Jersey, a Muslim jail employee fired for wearing a headscarf lost her appeal in a state appellate court.
- Throughout Europe, there has been an increase in the number of Jews leaving for Israel though the numbers fall short of an “exodus,” according to a new study.
- Indianapolis Recorder: A look at how interfaith conflict in Holy Land has prevented peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
- Australia’s government controversially revoked a tax exemption for a church politically affiliated with a conservative Christian political party.
- Despite persecution by ISIS, some Syrians are still converting to Christianity.