New Bill of Rights must be ‘based on Christianity’

Mar 17, 2016 by

from Grassroots Conservatives: The proposal for a new British Bill of Rights is so fundamental that it should not be rushed. MPs, Lords and media attended a House of Commons Committee Room on March 9th for the launch of a unique contribution to this debate – Religious Approaches to Human Rights, by Dr Martin Davie, commissioned by the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life with Grassroots Conservatives. This report examines the views on human rights of  six major religions. Thirty four...

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Religious Approaches to Human Rights – introduction

Mar 11, 2016 by

At the launch of “Religious Approaches to Human Rights” in a House of Commons Committee room on March 9th, the author of the report, Dr Martin Davie gave this introduction to the report. The report can be ordered from OCRPL, 21 High Street, Eynsham, OX29 4HE for £10 plus £2 postage. Executive Summary The subject of the report This report from Grassroots Conservatives and the Oxford Centre for Religion in Public Life looks at the relationship between religion and human rights in the...

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British Bill of Rights must be rooted in our Judaeo-Christian heritage if it is to be worth the paper it’s written on, say Grassroots conservatives

Mar 11, 2016 by

From Conservative Grassroots: The British Bill of Rights must be rooted in our Judaeo-Christian heritage if it is to be worth the paper it’s written on, say Grassroots conservatives.    The Group, which represents ordinary Conservative members, endorses the manifesto pledge made by David Cameron, but warns that “this historic opportunity could be lost if Christianity is airbrushed from the policy discussion”. The warnings come on the eve of the launch of a major new book sponsored by the...

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Individualism and Religious Freedom

Feb 21, 2016 by

By Chris Sugden, Evangelicals Now. In the worldwide Anglican debate over gay marriage and same-sex relationships, a major issue is the human rights of people who are same-sex attracted to contract marriage on the same legal level as heterosexuals. The UK Justice Ministry is preparing a Bill of Rights and a Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights will hear evidence to address the relationship between human rights in the UK and those determined by the European Commission on Human Rights which...

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Special Rights for Some or Natural Rights for All? New Man, New Dignity, New Rights

Dec 29, 2015 by

from gentlemind: In her recent essay ‘The New Dignity: Gnostic, Elitist, Self-Destructive Will-to-Power’ Roberta Green Ahmanson highlighted “a rapid and radical transformation in our culture’s understanding of what it means to be human, and, in particular, what it means to have dignity”. This transformation can also be highlighted by looking in particular at what it means to have rights. To do this we first need to recognise the difference between natural and legal rights. Natural Rights and...

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Statement on Freedom of Expression and the Lord’s Prayer

Dec 14, 2015 by

From ECHR: The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today announced that the issues raised by Digital Cinema Media’s (DCM) decision not to show a Church of England advert about the Lord’s Prayer in cinemas, will be examined as part of a major Commission report. This report, examining the adequacy of the law protecting freedom of religion or belief, will be published early next year. The DCM decision has generated significant public concern about freedom of speech. The Commission, the...

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