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Newsline 1 August 2014

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There should be no embarrassment over challenging Muslim treatment of women, says Justice Minister

There should be no embarrassment over challenging Muslim treatment of women, says Justice Minister

News | Thu, 31 Jul 2014

Justice Minister Simon Hughes has said Britain should not be "culturally embarrassed" about challenging Muslims over the wearing of the veil or the segregation of women.

Kerry County Council crucifix a challenge to religious diversity

Kerry County Council crucifix a challenge to religious diversity

Opinion | Tue, 29 Jul 2014

Following the erection of a crucifix in the newly renovated Kerry County Council chambers, Dr Ronan McCrea argues that the values of a particular faith should not be given predominance in State institutions.

Talking to God: the corporate religious challenge to a pluralist, progressive Europe

Talking to God: the corporate religious challenge to a pluralist, progressive Europe

Opinion | Fri, 01 Aug 2014

EU and UN 'dialogue' with civil society gives disproportionate weight to conservative religious voices at the expense of moderate and secular opinion, argues Kenneth Houston.

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