Elder Rubén V. Alliaud and Fiona Bruce MP, UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, speak at London meeting
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.
Private employers in the EU can ban people from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves, in order to present an image of neutrality, the bloc’s highest court has ruled. Companies can ban headscarves provided such a prohibition is part of a policy against all religious and political symbols, the court said on Thursday, reaffirming a 2017 ruling. The latest judgment went further by examining the grounds employers can use when making such prohibitions.