Religious organizations and the impact of human rights and equality laws in England and Wales.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622604
Title:
Religious organizations and the impact of human rights and equality laws in England and Wales.
Authors:
Kingsley, Purdam; Cheruvallil-Contractor, Sariya; Ghanea, Nazila; Weller, Paul ( 0000-0003-1690-5261 )
Abstract:
The framework for equality and the multiple aspects of identity that are protected in law, including on the basis of religion and belief, are continuously being redefined and reshaped through ongoing legal claims in England and Wales. In this article, we examine how religious organizations view equality and the extent to which different identity rights can be protected. We conducted a survey of religious organizations in England and Wales to examine attitudes and experiences in relation to changes in the equality laws. We found that equality is variously understood and many religious organizations give only limited recognition to certain legally protected characteristics including gender, sexual orientation and also the identities of other religious organizations. If the integration of equality in the form of identity rights is to be fully achieved within the legal framework of a liberal democratic state and alongside so-called British values, both religious and non-religious citizens alike need to take a greater responsibility for the understanding and recognition of identity differences. Equalities legislation is creating a constitutional framework for citizenship and it is important this new citizenship is structured around equality in practice at the individual and organizational level.
Affiliation:
University of Manchester
Citation:
Purdam, K, Cheruvallil-Contractor, S, Ghanea, N.& Weller, P.2017, 'Religious organizations and the impact of human rights and equality laws in England and Wales' Politics, Religion and Ideology, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 73-88. DOI: 10.1080/21567689.2017.1297235
Journal:
Politics, Religion and Ideology
Issue Date:
2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622604
DOI:
10.1080/21567689.2017.1297235
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2156-7689
Appears in Collections:
Department of Social Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorKingsley, Purdamen
dc.contributor.authorCheruvallil-Contractor, Sariyaen
dc.contributor.authorGhanea, Nazilaen
dc.contributor.authorWeller, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-16T15:30:40Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-16T15:30:40Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationPurdam, K, Cheruvallil-Contractor, S, Ghanea, N.& Weller, P.2017, 'Religious organizations and the impact of human rights and equality laws in England and Wales' Politics, Religion and Ideology, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 73-88. DOI: 10.1080/21567689.2017.1297235-
dc.identifier.issn2156-7689-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/21567689.2017.1297235-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622604-
dc.description.abstractThe framework for equality and the multiple aspects of identity that are protected in law, including on the basis of religion and belief, are continuously being redefined and reshaped through ongoing legal claims in England and Wales. In this article, we examine how religious organizations view equality and the extent to which different identity rights can be protected. We conducted a survey of religious organizations in England and Wales to examine attitudes and experiences in relation to changes in the equality laws. We found that equality is variously understood and many religious organizations give only limited recognition to certain legally protected characteristics including gender, sexual orientation and also the identities of other religious organizations. If the integration of equality in the form of identity rights is to be fully achieved within the legal framework of a liberal democratic state and alongside so-called British values, both religious and non-religious citizens alike need to take a greater responsibility for the understanding and recognition of identity differences. Equalities legislation is creating a constitutional framework for citizenship and it is important this new citizenship is structured around equality in practice at the individual and organizational level.-
dc.languageen-
dc.titleReligious organizations and the impact of human rights and equality laws in England and Wales.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Manchester-
dc.identifier.journalPolitics, Religion and Ideologyen
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