Here is a look at some interesting news stories involving law and religion from this past week:
- An article from Reuters Politics argues that the election of President Donald Trump has spurred the creation of a religious movement aligned with the political left.
- Police in Israel arrested a Jewish teenager with dual United States-Israeli citizenship for a series of bomb threats that have been made against American Jewish institutions.
- The governor of North Carolina has signed into law a bill that repeals the controversial “Bathroom Bill,” although critics allege that many of the objectionable provisions remain in effect.
- Iceland’s traditional pagan religion has been gaining followers.
- Pope Francis wrote a letter to a UN body in which he argued that nuclear weapons no longer serve a deterrent purpose and should therefore be entirely eliminated.
- PETA and the Israel-based group Anonymous for Animal Rights have successfully lobbied the Paraguayan government to enact measures aimed at making the kosher slaughter process more humane.
- Opinion: Turkey’s interference in the election process for the next Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople is unacceptable.
- Those who knew the perpetrator of the London attack, Khalid Masood, claim that he did not show an inclination toward radical Islam in the years before the attack.
- The Indian Supreme Court will determine whether the Muslim practice of talaq is “integral to Islam” and therefore protected under the Indian constitution, which provides for the free exercise of religion.