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Newsline 3 October 2014

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Judges' religious service criticised by secular lawyers

Judges' religious service criticised by secular lawyers

News | Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Secular lawyers have called for a separation of the Church of England from judicial affairs after judges marked the start of the legal year with an Anglican service.

Apostasy and blasphemy laws: an affront to human rights

Apostasy and blasphemy laws: an affront to human rights

Opinion | Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Iran's execution of Mohsen Amir-Aslani on apostasy charges illustrates the injustices caused by such laws in the Middle East and around the world, argues Alastair Lichten.

Secularism and religious intolerance - an Ex-Muslim perspective on Karen Armstrong's essay

Secularism and religious intolerance - an Ex-Muslim perspective on Karen Armstrong's essay

Opinion | Mon, 29 Sep 2014

In a recent essay, Karen Armstrong diagnosed the secular impulse as a cause of religious intolerance and extremism. In a robust response, al-Razi says Armstrong's critique of secularism is a form of apologetics for fundamentalism and bigotry.

Open letter to Karen Armstrong on ‘The Myth of Religious Violence’

Open letter to Karen Armstrong on ‘The Myth of Religious Violence’

Stephen Law explores the various meanings of "secular" and contemporary political secularists' concerns with religious neutrality, freedom of thought and expression.

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