Law and religion round-up – 17th July

A brief reappearance of “The Red Headed League”…

…where the UK cinema chain Showcase offered free entry to red-haired people on Monday and Tuesday in view of the first ever national emergency red alert for heat ahead of expected record temperatures. Likewise, some dioceses such as Oxford are encouraging their clergy to open church buildings for afternoons, evenings, and/or early Monday/Tuesday morning, inter alia, noting that it is the lack of the cooling down overnight that poses the greatest risk to health.

The Bill of Rights Bill again

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has issued a call for evidence on the Bill of Rights Bill. The link to the Committee’s online survey is here. The Committee is seeking submissions of no more than 3,000 words through its online portal by 26 August 2022. The Committee has also issued a very short questionnaire here.

House of Lords rejects changes to Religious Education

On 12 July, during the Report Stage of the Schools Bill, the House of Lords rejected an amendment that would have insisted that Religion and Worldviews be taught in academies without a religious character in England. Russell Sandberg has posted about the debate here.

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