Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- Palestinian officials have asked that Muslim worshipers return to the Al-Aqsa mosque after Israeli security forces removed new security equipment that had inspired mass protests.
- Dozens of residents of a Pakistani village have been arrested as the central government escalates its response to an incident in which the village’s tribal council ordered a man to commit a sexual assault.
- Charlie Gard, the infant at the center of a controversy over his medical care that had attracted the attention of the pope and other religious leaders, has died.
- Sam Brownback, the governor of Kansas, has been nominated to serve as the Trump Administration’s ambassador for international religious freedom.
- The Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief in which it takes the position that Title VII does not protect against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
- A Michigan state judge has issued a preliminary injunction suspending a state law that would have provided funding to private schools to help them comply with state-imposed mandates.