Here are some interesting stories involving law and religion from this past week:
- An Orthodox church in Bulgaria has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Price for its role in protecting Jews during the Holocaust.
- Italian squatters have taken over a piece of Vatican-owned property to create a garden to feed Rome’s needy.
- The Knesset has passed a law to deny entry to Israel to people who support the boycott of Israel.
- This Wednesday, a federal court in Hawaii blocked President Trump’s efforts to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations via a revised travel ban.
- South Dakota has passed a religious freedom bill that protects faith-based adoption and foster care providers from discrimination laws if they choose not to allow same-sex couples to adopt.
- On Wednesday, Justice Alito addressed an audience at an event sponsored by a Catholic organization, Advocati Christi, and said that now is the time to “evangelize our fellow Americans about the issue of religious freedom.”
- On Tuesday, the highest court in the European Union ruled that companies are permitted to bar their employees from wearing religious attire at work, including headscarves.
- The Economist: Turkey hurls “Nazi” allegations to boost its president’s support.