Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The American Center for Law and Justice has challenged public-school yoga programs from endorsing Buddhism, arguing the schools violate the Establishment Clause.
- Rev. Kaji Douša, a pastor at the Park Avenue Christian Church in Manhattan, NY, has sued several government agencies, claiming the government violated her religious freedom by placing her on a watchlist for tending to Central American migrants.
- The newly proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports could create a Bible shortage due to an inadvertent “Bible Tax” on religious consumers since China produces an estimated 150 million Bibles each year.
- The Eleventh Circuit unanimously held that the Brevard County Commission of Brevard County, Florida, unconstitutionally discriminated against atheist and nontheist groups through a policy that utilizes religious beliefs to determine who can offer invocations at county meetings.
- Harvard Professor Mary Ann Glendon will head a new Commission on Unalienable Rights, which is aimed at providing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “an informed review of the role of human rights in American foreign policy.” The commission comprises ten members representing a range of religious backgrounds, including Hamza Yusuf and Christopher Tollefsen.