Religious Freedoms and Crematoriums: No Rest for the Dearly Departed

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The concept of religious freedom is naturally contextualised for the lives of the living – religious minorities who wish to practice their faith freely. However, in this post, contributor Qamar Rafiq address the question of religious freedom as it pertains to the departed. Specifically, Rafiq explores limitations on cremations for minorities in Pakistan and the implications this has for religious freedom within the country.

Archbishop of Canterbury -The cry of Good Friday in a suffering world

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By the Archbishop of Canterbury” Today is Good Friday — the day on which Jesus himself cried out from the cross: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” In every generation throughout history, this is a cry that has been on the lips of people in times of suffering and despair.

Sturgeon’s face mask hypocrisy

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Freedom of religion or belief does not mean faith groups get priority. It means people of faith should be treated equally to those without faith. But with these new restrictions, Scots will rightly be asking why those attending religious services are being prioritised.

Outrage as Catholic Archdiocese bans LGBT author from speaking in state schools

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‘This is outrageous behaviour by the Archdiocese, discriminating against a well-regarded children’s author, whose work has been celebrated far and wide, simply because his work promotes LGBT acceptance. The result is that children, including LGBT children, are missing out on learning that LGBT people should be celebrated, and their relationships should be respected just like those of straight people.’