In this article Solange Lefebvre discusses research from on Commissions in on cultural and religious diversity, such as the CORAB, in several contexts and reflects on the challenges in running these commissions and compiling the reports.
Andrew describes what changes have taken place in education since the Commission reported and made its recommendations.
Robin Richardson considers the ‘critical friendship’ between Enlightenment values and religious ideas.
Following the publication of the CORAB report, ‘A Secularist Response’ was released critical of the report. Here Jonathan Chaplin responds to this criticism, suggesting where future debate about the role of religion in public life might start.
Trevor Cooling contrasts positivist and interpretivist positions, arguing that the latter provides better ground for cooperation.
Alison Mawhinneyexplores the rationales for the current situation on religious worship in schools.
David Perfect and Kathleen Jameson describe and EHRC project that focussed on evaluating the law on religion and belief in employment and service provision.
Frank Cranmer discusses the difficulty in deciding issues of ‘reasonable accommodation’ and discrimination of religion in employment.
Prakash Shah criticises the CORAB report for how Hindus and Hinduism are represented, arguing this reflects a wider trend.
Silvio Ferrari argues that a ‘weak pluralism’ is the best way of incorporating religious diversity into European legal traditions.