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Defending Religious Liberty: Placing society at the heart of the new British Bill of Rights

30th November 2016
  • ResPublica

Fiona Bruce MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Education, is joined by academics and other experts, in a discussion of the value of defending religious liberty.

Recent controversial court cases have made religious liberty extremely relevant to policy makers and the general public. This report will explore what more Government can do to understand the religious implications of their decisions to ensure policies have a minimal impact on religious life, and that a balance can be struck between religious practice and other interests. ResPublica is launching Defending Religious Liberty: Placing society at the heart of the new British Bill of Rights to address this issue.

This report will consider these issues in the context of the forthcoming British Bill of Rights, which presents an opportunity to redefine the concept of ‘religious liberty‘. It will also explore what more policy makers can do to increase religious literacy and understanding among civil servants.

The launch will be marked by a panel session including

  • Fiona Bruce MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Education
  • Nola Leach, Chief Executive of Care
  • Dr James Orr, Fellow in Theology, Ethics and Public Life at Christ Church, University of Oxford
  • John Bingham, Social and Religious Affairs Editor, Daily Telegraph

We will be joined by policy-makers, academics, journalists, influential commentators, and key representatives from across various faiths and community groups. Please register for your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. To inquire for tickets, email events@respublica.org.uk.

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