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14th November 2013
The Equality Authority is examining Section 37 of the Employment Equality Act which allows religious employers to protect their ethos. It has invited submissions from interested parties. Here is the submission of The Iona Institute.
15th March 2012
Fr Michael Drumm defends the role of Catholic schools in a pluralist society in a talk given at the Iona Institute's conference on denominational education "Denominational schools in a pluralist society".
Ireland is to appear before the UN Human Rights Council to discuss our human rights record. But UN bodies often radically misinterpret their own treaties.
9th June 2011
Here is the text of David Quinn’s talk on religious freedom in the West delivered at the Irish College, Rome, on June 3, 2011.
23rd March 2011
The Iona Institute has made a submission to the UN Human Rights Council, before which Ireland appears in October. The submission concentrates on freedom of conscience and religion.
9th February 2011
The Iona Institute has made a submission in response to the Irish Human Rights Commission Discussion Paper ‘Religion and Education: A Human Rights Perspective’. The IHRC paper argues that Ireland may be in breach of certain of our human rights obligations in respect of denominational schools. We argue that the paper proceeds from a flawed understanding of human rights and religious freedom.
27th September 2010
The pursuit of equality as an absolute right threatens other rights, most especially freedom of conscience and freedom of religion.
30th September 2010
Roger Trigg's speech to the Iona Institute on the threat posed to religious freedom by new equality laws.
30th September 2010
UK Barrister Neil Addison says that religion in the UK is often seen as "a potentially dangerous eccentricity" in a talk given to the Iona Institute.
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