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Religious privilege undermines abuse victims’ access to justice

Religious privilege undermines abuse victims’ access to justice

Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 by Richard Scorer

Richard Scorer, a specialist child abuse lawyer at Slater & Gordon draws attention to organisations seeking more lenient treatment over child abuse-connected matters because they are religious and makes the case for no concessions being given.

Tags: Child Abuse, Childrens rights & welfare, Catholic Church, Jehovah Witnesses

The Church, gratitude and the erosion of innocence

The Church, gratitude and the erosion of innocence

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 by Conor

A parent writes about the problem of innocuous children's activities run with a hidden religious agenda, and defends his right to raise his children how he wishes, without organisations using playgroups as a cover for proselytising to children.

Tags: Education, Childrens rights & welfare, Parents Perspective, evangelism in schools

Parent's perspective: The Collective Worship dilemma

Parent's perspective: The Collective Worship dilemma

Posted: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 by A Parent

One parent speaks out about the damaging impact of excluding her young child from mandatory collective worship in school, and how withdrawal isn't really an option at all.

Tags: Collective Worship, Education, Christianity, Childrens rights & welfare, Parents Perspective

No such thing as a ‘faith child’

No such thing as a ‘faith child’

Posted: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 by John Sargeant

The state and society undermine children's rights, when they treat them as an extension of their parents' religious identity, argues John Sargeant.

Tags: Childrens rights & welfare