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Senior UK judge opens door to better protection of religious belief

Baroness Hale, one of the UK’s most senior judges, and the first woman appointed to the highest court in the land, recently set out in a speech to Yale Law School criteria for accommodating religious beliefs when these appear to … Continue reading

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US bishops join hands with church leaders in religious freedom protest

Religious leaders of major denominations in the US have banded together to protest the implementation of the US Government’s healthcare provisions, which force employers to provide contraception and sterilisation coverage for their employees. Although the Catholic Church is strongly in … Continue reading

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EU’s religious freedom guidelines need improving in key areas

Among the bodies welcoming the publication of the EU’s new religious freedom guidelines are COMECE, the Catholic Church’ Brussels lobby (its statement is here), and the campaign group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW; its statement is here). Both recognise that the 18-page Guidelines (download … Continue reading

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Why tomorrow’s Strasbourg judgement on UK religious freedom matters

The European Court of Human Rights will tomorrow deliver its judgment in four closely-watched cases which have exposed the growing intolerance of Christian belief in the British public square. Each concerns British employees who claim their human right to religious … Continue reading

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A Shameful Response to a Sham Consultation

Tuesday’s Government response to its marital redefinition consultation, conducted earlier this year, has conclusively demonstrated that the entire consultation process had no purpose other than to shroud a shamelessly undemocratic exercise in a cloak of false legitimacy. The Government has … Continue reading

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