Why We Should Legislate Some Moral Issues But Not Others

Jan 31, 2017 by

Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Trevin Wax discus, The Gospel Coalition: Abortion. Gay marriage. Marijuana. State-sponsored birth control. When Christians oppose these things, we are often accused of trying to force our morals on others. But doesn’t every law in some way legislate morality? If...

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Integration tsar Dame Louise Casey has a problem with ‘religious conservatism’

Jan 11, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: In 2013 Dame Louise Casey was named by BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour as one of the Top 100 most powerful women in the UK. She was duly appointed by David Cameron and Theresa May to examine issues of community cohesion, extremism and integration. Her report – The Casey Review –...

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How do we decide which human rights should be protected in law?

Jan 9, 2017 by

by Roger Scruton, guest post at barristerblogger: Theresa May’s Government has floated the idea that the next election might be contested on a pledge to incorporate all the rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights, while leaving the European Convention and the jurisdiction of...

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Law and religion round-up – 8th January

Jan 8, 2017 by

from Law & Religion UK: Religious observance in Scottish schools The Times reports (£) that an online poll by YouGov for its Scottish edition has found that (55 per cent of Scots believes that children should not be made to participate in religious observance at school. 38 per cent of all...

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Law and religion round-up – 25th December

Dec 26, 2016 by

Charity and the advancement of religion On Monday the Charity Commission for England & Wales published its decision to reject an application from The Temple of the Jedi Order to register as a charitable incorporated organisation with purposes including “to advance the religion of Jediism, for...

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Choudary’s conviction – and why we don’t need an extremism offence

Aug 17, 2016 by

by Paul Goodman, Conservative Home: The Home Office once told this site that an Extremism Bill, contained in the list of measures announced in May when David Cameron was Prime Minister, was necessary if the likes of Anjem Choudary were to be charged and convicted – in other words, people who don’t...

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