Uniformity or mutuality? equality law in Christian perspective: A Cambridge Paper


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"The Equality Act 2010 was the last major piece of legislation to be passed
under the British 'New Labour' Government. This paper explains briefly
what equality law does as well as two groups of related problem cases. It sets
out a biblical foundation for equality as well as a distinctive conception
characterised more by mutuality than uniformity. Against this background,
the paper argues that we need to combat an equality culture which trivialises
religious and ethical disagreement, to reform the law to protect the
pluralism of civil society and accommodate individuals, and to rediscover
the real issue of equality, which is material, relational and spiritual poverty."

Author: Julian Rivers

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