Equality Bill revision process
The House of Lords has begun the process of revising the Equality Bill this month. Simon Sarmiento is following and reporting on the process in depth.
His regular and thoughtful updates on Thinking Anglicans - starting here http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/004169.html and here http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/004162.html - are well worth following. You can also join the discussion about them on TA.
Ekklesia is involved with the Equality Bill debate in two ways. First, as a founder member of the Accord Coalition, which seeks the reform of faith schools to open them up properly to the wider community and end discrimination; second, as a participant in the Cutting Edge Consortium of religious and non-religious organisations arguing against opt-outs from equal treatment for all in work and in the provision of goods and services.
This week, Accord published a useful briefing on 'Equality and employment in faith schools', which looks at how and why the Equality Bill needs to be amended and strengthened in this regard. See: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/10976
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