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Strasbourg marks a sea- change in tolerance

The decision in Eweida and Others v. the United Kingdom was a significant advance, suggests Mark Hill 

THE judgment by the European Court of Human Rights in the four conjoined applications on freedom of religion was always going to provoke intense academic discussion and hot-headed polemic - whatever the Court's reasoning.

I was addressing a conference in Ghana on the day in question, at which many of my fellow speakers shared their personal experiences of atrocities perpetrated in the name of religion. This put in perspective the overblown rhetoric of some of the litigants and their ...

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A man in tune with his times

A man in tune with his times

Ian Ramsey was an 'improbable' Bishop of Durham. On the centenary of his birth, John Saxbee recalls a philosopher of religion who was also a man of the people  Subscribe to read more

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The challenges that the new C of E reports duck

Linda Woodhead finds the proposed remedies for the numerical decline of the Church too clerical and too congregational  Read More

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