A labor court in Sweden has sided with a Muslim woman whose job interview was cut short when she refused a handshake for religious reasons. The court, in a 3-2 vote, ordered the company to pay the woman 40,000 kronor – or $4,350 – on the grounds of discrimination against her, the BBC reports.
US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo hosted the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, the first-ever Ministerial to advance religious freedom around the world. This event focused on concrete outcomes that reaffirm international commitments to promote religious freedom and produce real, positive change.
Today, the first-ever conference on religious freedom to be held at ministerial level began in Washington D.C. It is organized by the US Department of State. Participants today heard speeches from both the US Vice President Mike Pence and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Hungary is represented at the conference by a delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.
As a passionate soccer fan, Jennifer Bryson has been faithfully watching every game she can during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But as a religious freedom expert, she’s found herself wondering how, and why, soccer authorities regulate the many religious expressions on display in the international soccer tournament. “Sport is so relevant to religious freedom because it offers a shared civic space where people from diverse traditions come together and compete towards a common goal,” said Bryson, who is the director of the Religious Freedom Institute’s Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team.
Last week a Newfoundland Court ruled that a polyamorous threesome is a legitimate family that can raise a child. In the same week the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Christian Western Univerity’s Code of Conduct is illegal because it stated that sexual intimacy is reserved for marriage between one man and one woman.