Monday, 12 March 2012

The right to wear a cross

Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the Government is to argue in a landmark court case: “The Government submit that… the applicants’ wearing of a visible cross or crucifix was not a manifestation of their religion or belief within the meaning of Article 9, and…the restriction on the applicants' wearing of a visible cross or crucifix was not an ‘interference’ with their rights protected by Article 9.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9136191/Christians-have-no-right-to-wear-cross-at-work-says-Government.html

3 comments:

  1. Cameron would consider changing law to protect religious freedom

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9139508/Cameron-would-consider-changing-law-to-protect-religious-freedom.html

    I wonder, should this debate ask whether wearing the cross is an essential article of faith for Christians (as the 5 ks are in Sikhism)?

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    1. Interesting article: Sikh girl goes to UK court over right to wear kara.

      http://worldsikhnews.blogspot.com/

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  2. Some thought provoking comments from the Archbishop of Canterbury on this topic:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9137510/Archbishop-of-Canterbury-wearing-a-cross-just-decoration-says-Dr-Rowan-Williams.html

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