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Nick Spencer for BBC News: Sacked vegan claims discrimination in landmark case

Nick Spencer for BBC News: Sacked vegan claims discrimination in landmark case

Nick Spencer comments on the case of Jordi Casamitjana, who wants to establish ethical veganism as a belief protected by law. 03/12/2018

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Nick Spencer comments on the case of Jordi Casamitjana, who wants to establish ethical veganism as a belief protected by law. Interviewed by BBC news, he warns of dangers in unrestricted recognition and legal protection of people’s beliefs: 

“The irony in all this is that rights are intended to be liberating but if we’re all turned into rights bearers, my rights clashing with your rights, we end up having to appeal to the courts to sort out our differences and that can become oppressive for everybody.” 

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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). Outside of Theos, Nick is Visiting Research Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London and a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion

Posted 3 December 2018

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