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Introduction: The Social Equality of Religion or Belief

  • Alan Carling

Abstract

Members of religious groups have recently gained legal protection in the UK and in other jurisdictions against a range of civil harms, such as discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and the free exercise of religion has itself been newly guaranteed (Addison 2007; Fredman 2011; Hepple 2014). In jurisdictions influenced by European norms, the protections against harm have often been extended to adherents of secular belief-systems, so that the phrase ‘religion or belief’ has gained currency to describe the locus of protection.

Keywords

Social Identity Religious Group Religious Identity Public Reason Social Equality 
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© Alan Carling 2016

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  • Alan Carling

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