equality

  • 18 Jul 2011

    An ill-judged intervention from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on a cluster of issues around equality law and religion is likely to intensify confusion, damage the EHRC’s credibility and do more harm than good to Christianity, says Savi Hensman.

  • 18 Jul 2011

    Lesbian and Gay Christians have questioned the Equality and Human Rights Commission on changing its approach to equalities and belief.

  • 24 Jun 2011

    The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement has expressed concern about legal advice being offered to the Church of England regarding gay bishops.

  • 20 Jun 2011

    The chair of Equality and Human Rights Commission has been asked to apologise to non-religious people for comments he made in a recent interview.

  • 26 May 2011

    If Church of England leaders continue to discriminate against even those lesbians and gays who have made considerable sacrifices out of respect for church discipline, there will be considerable damage to its credibility as a force for love and justice in the world, says Savi Hensman.

  • 28 Mar 2011

    Untruth is not always communicated in outright lies. There is a type of blinkered misapprehension which presents misleading and inauthentic concepts. None of us are immune to this failing and all of us need to keep it under informed scrutiny. But it often seems to come to the fore in politicians in a manner which does at the very least, raise questions as to their judgement and credibility.

  • 18 Nov 2010

    Mention of religion and belief is largely absent from the government’s announcements on its new equalities strategy, humanists are saying.

  • 15 Oct 2010

    Politicians of all persuasions wheel out 'fairness' as a justification and a palliative for everything to which the electorate might possibly be expected to raise an objection, says Jill Segger. But the 'f' word is elusive and slippery when compared to the firmer moral, political and religious roots of 'justice' and 'equality'.

  • 3 Jun 2010

    The former Labour deputy leader Roy Hattersley has insisted that meritocracy and equal opportunities are not sufficient to achieve a just society. He called for economic equality instead.

  • 26 Mar 2010

    Rates of obesity, mental illness and teenage pregnancy in London could plummet if the gap between rich and poor was as small as that in some other countries, new research from The Equality Trust is proposing.