Here is a look at some law and religion news stories from around the web this week:
- Rabbi Levi Shemtov used the annual National Menorah Lighting to criticize the UN’s resolution condemning Israeli settlement in the West Bank.
- Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has issued a proclamation declaring 2017 the “Year of the Bible.”
- In Washington D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl joined other religious leaders in a inter-faith walk designed to promote religious unity.
- The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Blog looks ahead to the top religious liberty issues that the United States will face in 2017.
- Opinion: Reporter Sabrina Siddiqui discusses the challenges she faced covering the United States presidential election as a Muslim woman.
- Some houses of worship around the United States have offered to provide sanctuary and other assistance to illegal immigrants threatened with deportation.
- New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan will be one of six clergy members that will pray at Donald Trump’s inauguration.
- In Ireland, a Catholic group is criticizing a plan to remove religion as a core subject in the primary school curriculum.
- In Bahrain, Arabs and Jews danced together at a Hanukkah celebration.