discrimination

  • 6 Jun 2013

    As a Christian think-tank concerned to promote a theological vision of equality in partnership with those of other beliefs and life-stances, Ekklesia is pleased to be part of the new Fair Admissions Campaign (FAC) for publicly funded schools. The initiative seeks to bring equity to a system that should be a beacon of justice and inclusion, yet is mired in discrimination. Simon Barrow explains why he believes that this issue should matter to all of us, both people of faith and people of good faith but not religious belief. Here he looks at it from a specifically Christian viewpoint.

  • 6 Jun 2013
  • 6 Jun 2013

    All state-funded schools should be open to all children, regardless of their parents’ religion, says the newly launched Fair Admissions Campaign today.

  • 6 May 2013

    Italy’s Supreme Court has declared an anti-Roma policy - the so-called 'Nomad emergency' - unlawful and unfounded.

  • 2 Mar 2013

    Amnesty has urged the new Italian government and municipal authorities in Rome to end policies which deny Roma communities access to social housing.

  • 10 Feb 2013

    The Accord Coalition for inclusive education has written to Surrey County Council, urging it to reconsider proposed admission arrangements for Reigate Priory School.

  • 23 Jan 2013

    This week (20 January 2013) the thinktank Demos (“ideas and action to promote the common good”) has published its report Faithful Providers, which argues that faith-based organisations should be used more as public service providers. Simon Barrow offers an initial response, highlighting some of the problematic assumptions and stances within the report, setting out the background to successive government's interest in co-opting faith providers, and pointing towards a more radical Christian stance which roots service in a tradition of modelling and advocating a different social order based on justice and equality.

  • 15 Jan 2013

    Writing on his eChurch blog, Stuart James, who has been following the Eweida, Chaplin, Ladele and McFarlane cases thoughtfully, comments that there is one thing we can guarantee. When the European Court of Human Rights judgement on alleged 'discrimination against Christians' claims is published (that happened this morning), there will be "a flurry of ill-informed, polemic, alarmist headlines, and articles."

  • 15 Jan 2013

    The European Court of Human Rights has upheld one of four UK cases where issues of the manifestation and expression of religious belief were raised.

  • 15 Jan 2013

    This morning (15 December 2013) the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down judgements in four cases where allegations have been made of unlawful discrimination against Christians.