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UK: Councils ordered to stop praying before meetingsCountry/Region: United Kingdom, Europe
Two local councils in England have been told to stop members
praying before meetings. It has been suggested that the practice
may offend non-believers or other religious groups.
Crowborough Town Council and Mayfield Parish Council have been warned by the Sussex Association of Local Councils that prayers "should not be part of a council meeting".
Australia: Muslim teenager goes to court to stop forced marriage
A 16-year-old Muslim girl in Sydney has been placed on an airport watchlist after going to court to prevent her parents sending her to Lebanon for a forced marriage.
Ohio Muslim prisoners sue over non-halal meals
A Muslim man on death row in America has filed a lawsuit that alleges a civil rights violation, claiming that the Ohio prison system is denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law.
Web giants accused of censoring religious speech
The US-based National Religious Broadcasters group has accused Facebook, Google and Apple of religious discrimination and restricting free speech.
UK: Polygamy amongst British Muslims increasing
A growing number of young British Muslims are taking second or third wives, according to religious leaders quoted in news reports
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #40
UK: BBC provides alternatives to “offensive” BC and AD;
Greece gives go-ahead for taxpayer-funded mega-mosque;
UK: Police visit Christian cafe owner who displayed Bible verses;
Australia: School bans Lord’s Prayer after parents’ complaints;