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14
Mar
12
Diversity Seminar held at Newbold College March 13 2012

It was a topic of special interest to Seventh-day Adventists: the progress of Sunday laws in the European Union(EU). At Newbold's March Diversity Lecture, Dr Brighton Kavaloh, Ministerial Association Secretary for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK, mapped out an intriguing history of these significant laws for a 60-strong audience so enthusiastic that some of them stood or sat on the floor.

Newbold Report read more . . .

18
Apr
12
SCIENTIFIC RESULTS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR EU SUNDAY LEGISLATION

Socio-Scientific studies and their results have in recent years, in part, continued to be used to justify in the European Union work-free Sunday Legislation.

Researchers have in their findings underscored the fact that Sunday (first day of the week) is the most important day of rest for the health and safety of workers in their workplace. 

03
Mar
13
The European Commission of Human Rights' Jurisprudence  And Decision in Konttinen Case

Following the European Court of Human Rights' Judgement in the case of Eweida and Others v the United Kingdom1, I feel it is time for the Court to seriously consider on a case by case basis, the provision of reasonable accommodation in the work place, especially when conflicts arise between scheduling and religious observance of the Sabbath. This pertains to the European Commission of Human Rights' ruling, following its alleged legal reasoning in 1996, in the Konttinen v Finland case.

To read more click here.

15
Jan
14
Bulls lose Supreme Court Appeal

The UK Supreme Court dismissed an appeal from Peter and Hazelmary Bull, a Christian couple who operated a Bed & Breakfast Hotel policy that only allowed heterosexual married couples to share a double bed. A gay couple, Martyn Hall and Stephen Preddy challenged the practice and successfully sued them. The Court ordered the Bulls to pay £3,600 in damages for injured feelings.

19
Dec
12
Peers Vote to Repeal "Insult Law" from Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986

On Wednesday, 12th December, 2012, the House of Lords voted by a large majority, 150 to 54 to remove the "Insult Law". The amendment to Section 5 of the Public Order Act was proposed and moved by Lord Dear, a former Chief Constable and HM Inspector of Constabulary. The Law has been perceived as an infringement of people's freedom of speech, expression and religious liberty.

Read the whole article by clicking - here.

14
Sep
14
DfE's Initial Response to my concerns Re: Consultation Paper Part 2 para. 3.2.2

Please read below the initial response I received from the Department for Education to my concerns Re: Independent Schools Standard Consultation

Dear Colleague

Thank you for taking the time to respond to the Department's Consultation on the Proposed New Independent School Standards. The information you have provided is a valuable contribution that will be used by the department to inform its policy development in this area.

13
Jan
15
Independent School Standards Update

Following the lobbying by the Christian Institute, our Adventreligio-Legal perspectives, other groups and individuals through letters and articles, I am delighted that the Department for Education has provided clarification on the following;

16
Feb
14
Is Sunday a Secular or Religious 'Day of Rest'?

At the Second European Conference on the Protection of a Work-free Sunday and Decent Work held on the 21st of January 2014 at the European Parliament (Brussels), the European Sunday Alliance (ESA) raised awareness around their Pledge and their core demands by asking current members of the EU Parliament and candidates for the next European elections 2014 to sign the Pledge.

14
Sep
14
Independent School Standards Consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) launched on the 23rd June 2014, a six week Proposed New Independent School Standards Consultation Paper. The Authorities purported that the amendments are to help raise standards for Independent Schools in England.

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Government appoints campaigner Sara Khan to lead anti-extremism drive

Government appoints campaigner Sara Khan to lead anti-extremism drive

A prominent campaigner has been appointed by the Government to lead a fresh drive to root out and tackle extremism in the UK. Sara Khan will head up the newly-created...

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