religious freedom

  • January 23, 2015

    Religious fidelity and free speech can learn the art of coexistence despite the acerbic challenges that have flowed from the terrible Paris shootings and the arguments about Charlie Hebdo magazine, says Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian. The much harder – and harsher – question is whether we as followers of a religion or as advocates of free speech can coexist too?

  • October 15, 2014

    A Manifesto for Secularism was recently launched at a conference in London. While the aim, to counter the religious right, is positive, I have reservations about some aspects.

  • July 23, 2014

    The General Secrestary of the World Council of Churches has expressed deep concern over the exodus of the Christian community from the Iraqi city of Mosul following threats from ISIS.

  • April 25, 2014

    Supporters of far-right candidate Narendra Modi have condemned a college principal for speaking up for justice and the environment during India’s parliamentary election. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) complained to the Electoral Commission about Frazer Mascarenhas, principal of St Xavier’s College and a Jesuit priest.

  • February 3, 2014

    'Equality and religious freedom: what accommodation is reasonable?' is the title of an important meeting on Tuesday 4th February, 6.30pm, at the House of Commons, Westminster, in Committee Room 15.

  • July 24, 2013

    Lawyers for Guantanamo detainees have filed an emergency motion in US federal court over the ongoing infringement of their religious rights during Ramadan.

  • March 11, 2013

    'Religious Freedom and LGBT Rights - are they compatible?' This was the title and theme of the Cutting Edge Consortium meeting in The Jubilee Room (off Westminster Hall) this evening, 11 March 2013.

  • February 13, 2013

    “For the European Court of Human Rights to compel a religious body or its adherents to conduct a religious marriage of a same sex couple would require a legal miracle much greater than the parting of the Red Sea for the Children of Israel to cross from Egypt,” stated Lord Pannick QC.

  • December 8, 2012
  • November 18, 2012

    The people behind a play called Corpus Christi are facing prosecution in Greece for blasphemy, in a move seen as threat to religious freedom.