civil liberties

  • April 17, 2009

    Civil liberty concerns about mass arrests over a recent power station protest in the UK have been echoed by Christian Aid director Daleep Mukarji, writing to the Guardian newspaper.

  • March 16, 2009

    It is possible to create an alternative discourse on Muslim approaches to free speech, by re-reading aspects of Islamic teachings, says Dilwar Hussain, responding to issues raised by the Convention on Modern Liberty.

  • March 9, 2009

    Jews need reassurance right now that the agenda represented by the renewed civil liberties movement in Britain is for them, writes Keith Kahn-Harris. They represent a powerful resource for change, but fear is holding them back.

  • March 3, 2009

    Faith communities don't need special privileges, says Vaughan Jones. They need to be free to be the communities they are and to ensure that all members are treated as full human beings with full rights.

  • March 2, 2009

    Some Christians are crying 'persecution' when conflicts over belief arise in public life, says Jonathan Bartley. The way to halt this juggernaut of paranoia is to bring a lot more mediatory light, and far less antagonistic heat to the situations involved.

  • March 1, 2009

    There are many people in Britain's faith communities who have not yet grasped the importance of taking action now on threats to civil liberties, says Savi Hensman. She would like to see that change.

  • March 1, 2009

    Genuine faith – in God, in the good, in people and in the future of our planet – grows through freedom, depends upon freedom to keep it honest, and can contribute to the shared openness and strived-for equality that is an essential part of our free flourishing, argues Simon Barrow.

  • February 28, 2009

    Christians and others are asking whether a "rights discourse" is really adequate to who and what we are as human beings.

  • February 27, 2009

    The Convention on Modern Liberty, which is bringing together people from all parties and belief persuasions across Britain, has published a new report highlighting a massive governmental assault on civil rights.

  • February 24, 2009