People, Place, and Purpose: Churches and Neighbourhood Resilience
Paul Bickley explores the role of churches in building neighbourhood resilience – helping them overcome challenge and disruptive change. (2018)
Nick Spencer comments on the case of Jordi Casamitjana, who wants to establish ethical veganism as a belief protected by law. 03/12/2018
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.”
Read the full article here.
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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