Finland Criticized for Religious Liberty Violations; Faith Leaders Request Inclusion in Development of Artificial Intelligence Ethics; Tibet’s Culture, Religion and Way of Life at Risk; Parental Rights in School Matters: The Yoder Case; FBI Accused of Infiltrating Mosques
Finland Criticized for Religious Liberty Violations
Faith Leaders Request Inclusion in Development of Artificial Intelligence Ethics
On Wednesday, the White House issued a press release calling for input in developing a “Bill of Rights for an Automated Society.” In response, The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) urged President Biden to allow faith leaders to provide input on the continuing development of artificial intelligence.
Tibet’s Culture, Religion and Way of Life at Risk
Parental Rights in School Matters: The Yoder Case
FBI Accused of Infiltrating Mosques
The U.S. Supreme Court last week considered whether to allow a lawsuit by Muslim men claiming religious bias by the FBI to go forward despite the government’s objection that doing so could reveal national security secrets. The case — FBI vs. Fazaga involves a group of three men from Southern California. They filed a class action lawsuit claiming the FBI spied on them and hundreds of others in a surveillance operation that began several years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A lower court dismissed almost all their claims after the government said allowing the case to go forward could reveal “state secrets.” But an appeals court reversed that decision in 2019, saying the lower court first should have privately examined the evidence the government said was state secrets. The Biden administration, like the Trump administration before it, told the justices that decision is wrong.