Definition accommodating person

19-Sep-2019 14:42

Individuals/groups may experience the harm of other's religious privilege while experiencing the benefit of their own religious privilege.

Individuals can be marginalised in other ways while still maintaining religious privilege.

Atheists have an obvious interest in supporting secularism, but secularism itself does not seek to challenge the tenets of any particular religion or belief, neither does it seek to impose atheism on anyone.

Secularism is simply a framework for ensuring equality throughout society – in politics, education, the law and elsewhere – for believers and non-believers alike.

But the 26 unelected bishops of the Church of England who sit in the House of Lords influence laws that affect the whole of the UK.

Secularism protects free speech and expression Religious people have the right to express their beliefs publicly but so do those who oppose or question those beliefs.

Religious beliefs, ideas and organisations must not enjoy privileged protection from the right to freedom of expression.

No religious or political affiliation gives advantages or disadvantages and religious believers are citizens with the same rights and obligations as anyone else.

Secularism champions universial human rights above religious demands.

In the United Kingdom there are officially two state recognised Christian denominations – the Church of England and the Presbyterian Church of Scotland.