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Author: Elizabeth O'Casey

Cameron's courting of Christianity: divisive, inappropriate, cynical and shallow

Cameron's courting of Christianity: divisive, inappropriate, cynical and shallow

Posted: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 by Elizabeth O'Casey

Following David Cameron's call in recent statements for British Christians to be more evangelical, Elizabeth O'Casey questions the appropriateness of his comments and reiterates the need for a secular state.

Tags: Church & State, Church of England, David Cameron, Big Society

The “cutting season” and FGM in the UK: A national disgrace, a national shame

The “cutting season” and FGM in the UK: A national disgrace, a national shame

Posted: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 by Elizabeth O’Casey

After teenager Soheir Mohamed died whilst undergoing female genital mutilation in Egypt last month, Elizabeth O'Casey looks at the practice within the UK context and examines how little is being done about it.

Tags: FGM, Reproductive Rights, Gender Equality, Violence against Women

Book Review: The Public Woman by Joan Smith

Book Review: The Public Woman by Joan Smith

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013 by Elizabeth O’Casey

In her new book, The Public Woman, NSS Honorary Associate Joan Smith surveys the state of women's rights today and calls for a reconfiguration of the public space. Elizabeth O'Casey reviews it.

Tags: Gender Equality, Reviews

New "safe campus" website - radical silence on religious radicalism?

New "safe campus" website - radical silence on religious radicalism?

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013 by Elizabeth O'Casey

Elizabeth O'Casey argues for the importance of recognising the specific role religious extremism plays in the radicalisation of UK campuses.

Tags: Extremism, Campus

Where there is state religion, there is less freedom

Where there is state religion, there is less freedom

Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 by Elizabeth O'Casey

A recent paper by Professor Steven Kettell shows that state religion is consistently associated with lower levels of political and civil freedom, and suggests the secular model as the best means to protect and promote human rights and freedom.

Tags: Church & State, Freedom, Equality & Human Rights, reviews, Statistics