The Draft Online Safety Bill proposes to confer various powers on the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and OFCOM to regulate aspects of the online environment. These additional notes will provide an overview of some of these powers and the relevant parliamentary procedures that accompany them. The document also highlights the […]
Category: Freedom of Religion or Belief
The Catholic Union has warned that freedom of expression is under threat from an increasing failure to accept the legitimacy of different views in society. It follows the Catholic Union submitting evidence to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) on a wide range of matters concerning freedom of expression. The […]
The Catholic Union has warned against making any changes to hate crime legislation that risk undermining freedom of expression. In response to a Law Commission consultation on potential changes to hate crime laws, the Catholic Union said that “protection of the individual citizen against the weaponization of the criminal law is one of the […]
The Catholic Union met the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Religious Freedom, Rehman Chishti MP, this week (27 January). Director, Nigel Parker, and Head of Public Affairs, James Somerville-Meikle, met Mr Chishti in the Foreign Office to discuss the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Truro report into Christian persecution.
Please click below to see some questions about religious freedom to ask your parliamentary candidates in the forthcoming General Election. Ask Your Candidate Letterhead
Each of the three main parties has been accused of discriminating against people with religious beliefs. There appears to be an alarmingly low level of understanding of the nature of a religious belief and about what it means to respect the beliefs and consciences of others. The Catholic Union has therefore formulated three questions for […]
The Catholic Union has called for a manifesto commitment from the three main, national parties to tackle religious persecution. Writing to Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, and Jo Swinson, the Catholic Union has called for freedom of religion or belief to be at the heart of government policy, whoever who wins the election. The Catholic Union […]
The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Rehman Chishti, has praised the contribution of the Catholic Church to tackling religious persecution. Speaking at a talk hosted by the Catholic Union on 7 November, Mr Chishti said that the Church and Catholic charities like Aid to the Church in Need are helping […]
CUCT Lecture on “Cakes, Conscience and Freedom” (1 March 2018). Please click to read the lecture outline and press release.