Law and religion round-up – 6th February

“Hey Siri, what’s the level of religious literacy in 10 Downing Street?”

Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool

Religious discrimination in schools in Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for the Executive Office has begun its examination of the Fair Employment (School Teachers) Bill, a private Member’s bill proposed by Chris Lyttle (East Belfast, Alliance) which would amend fair employment legislation to remove the ability of schools to use religious beliefs as grounds in deciding whom to recruit to teaching posts.

The Bill is unlikely to be approved by MLAs before the end of the current mandate; nevertheless, the committee has launched a public consultation on the Bill, here.

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