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‘This Activity Is Unlawful’: California Church Fined $10,000 for Singing, Meeting Indoors

'This Activity Is Unlawful': California Church Fined $10,000 for Singing, Meeting Indoors A pair of California churches has been fined several thousand dollars for violating health restrictions and conducting indoor worship services during the pandemic.North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif., was fined $10,000 by Santa Clara County for conducting two indoor worship services that included... Read more

Christian fostering agency’s evangelical recruitment policy was not unlawful, High Court rules

(Photo: Unsplash/Sandy Millar)An evangelical Christian fostering agency does not have to work with non-evangelical Christian carers, the High Court has ruled. Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering Service went to court after it came under pressure from government regulator Ofsted to abandon its religious ethos.  It followed an inspection by Ofsted last year in which... Read more

French Council of State Rules Ban on Religious Gatherings Is Unlawful

French Council of State Rules Ban on Religious Gatherings Is Unlawful A ban on religious gatherings in France is unlawful, according to Frances supreme court for administrative justice.The French Council of State ruled Monday that the general and absolute prohibition [on religious gatherings] is disproportionate because the government is allowing secular gatherings of... Read more

Ban on religious gatherings is unlawful, France’s top court rules

ReutersFrance's supreme court for administrative justice has ruled that the government's absolute ban on religious gatherings in hopes of stopping the spread of COVID-19 is unlawful and ordered the government to relax restrictions on religious worship.In a ruling Monday, the French Council of State reasoned that "the general and absolute prohibition [on religious gatherings] is... Read more