Thu, 19 Sept|
St Philips Chambers
Conflicts between Religion & Secular Rights
An interesting and lively discussion looking at conflicts between religion and secular rights: how far can religious groups go in seeking to alter or avoid rights and duties under English law for the purpose of upholding their faith?
TIME & LOCATION
19 Sept 2019, 18:00 – 19:40
St Philips Chambers, 55 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5LS, UK
ABOUT THE EVENT
Conflicts Between Religion and Secular Rights: how far can religious groups go in seeking to alter or avoid rights and duties under English law for the purpose of upholding their faith?
Education, employment and family law are key areas where the state has power to impose standards over all UK citizens, which may conflict with religious beliefs. Standards under the Equality Act can also be imposed upon places of worship in relation to discrimination.
This panel discussion will bring together views and ideas about how legal advisers can constructively approach advising clients on these issues.
- Sophie Garner, specialist employment and discrimination barrister at St Philips Chambers
- Professor Colin Diamond CBE, University of Birmingham School of Education
- Nazmin Akhtar, Solicitor, Chair of Muslim Women’s Network
This event is open to all and includes refreshments