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.

Hearing David Cameron's recent collection of 'Easter... Read More »

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

Last month, a coalition of Egyptian NGOs launched a campaign, 'Kamla' (meaning 'complete' in Arabic), against female genital mutilation (FGM), after a botched operation resulted in the death of Egyptian teenager, Soheir Mohamed Al- Batea.

FGM is an intensely... Read More »

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 book The Public Woman (The Westbourne Press, 2013), published this month, Joan Smith catalogues the various forms and dimensions of control, coercion and misogynist abuse of women in the UK and beyond. Her book seeks a reconfiguration of the public... Read More »

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

A new website, Safe Campus Communities, aimed at helping universities handle radicalisation and extremism on campuses was launched at a Universities UK conference in London this week.

The website, which has been welcomed by the Minister for Universities and... Read More »

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

In a recent paper, "State Religion and Freedom: A Comparative Analysis", published by the Religion and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, Professor Steven Kettell discusses the findings of his comparative analysis on the relationship... Read More »

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