In this article Tariq discusses CORAB in the changing context and understandings of religion and belief in in Britain, particularly the place of minority faiths and what this means for reflecting on issues such as identity and equality.
Here Tariq Modood introduces the Zutshi-Smith Symposium on The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life and the papers collected in this theme.
Simon Lee asks that we take section 13 of the Human Rights Act 1988 seriously to recognise the fundamental place of freedom of thought, conscience and religion in British society.
NASAR MEER ET AL: With discrimination law having undergone major changes over the last decade, New possibilities have emerged to recognise the complex interaction between inequalities. Yet recently, rather than addressing multiple layers of discrimination, a risk has surfaced that we could roll backwards.
DAVID PERFECT on the work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
LUCY VICKERS: In public discussions about faith schools, the focus often falls on the admission of pupils. Yet discrimination against teachers on the basis of faith or belief is just as significant, especially because schools are treated in English law differently to other organisations with a faith ethos.
MALEIHA MALIK: Applying ‘cultural voluntarism’ to find the right balance between equality and religious diversity