Freedom of religion

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‘Gay cake’ row: man loses seven-year battle against Belfast bakery
ECHR says Gareth Lee’s case against bakery that refused to make cake with ‘support gay marriage’ message is inadmissible

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

06, Jan, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Some US Christian schools believe religious freedom means they can fire gay teachers
Gay educators and their allies – including students and the ACLU – are fighting back

Josiah Hesse in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

21, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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US citizens v FBI: Will the government face charges for illegal surveillance?
Muslim citizens are suing the FBI for subjecting them to undercover surveillance after 9/11 in violation of constitutional rights

Ed Pilkington

07, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Turkey says EU headscarf ruling ‘grants legitimacy to racism’
Allowing businesses to ban item of clothing at work will exclude Muslim women and encourage Islamophobia, critics say

Priya Elan

18, Jul, 2021 @5:34 PM

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UN condemns one year detention of Nigerian humanist Mubarak Bala
Prominent figure has been detained since April 2020 without charge and is accused of blasphemy

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

28, Apr, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Michael Bourdeaux obituary
Founder of Keston College, which rattled the Soviet authorities by disseminating facts about religion behind the iron curtain

Xenia Dennen

16, Apr, 2021 @5:26 PM

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School drops legal action after Muslim girl told her skirt was too long
Exclusive: Siham Hamud’s father says he is pleased Uxbridge high school listened to the family’s concerns

Nazia Parveen Community affairs correspondent

16, Mar, 2021 @1:01 PM

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Christian persecution rises as people refused aid in Covid crisis – report
Advocacy group Open Doors says hardline regimes across world exploit pandemic

Harriet Sherwood

13, Jan, 2021 @3:00 AM

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School threatens legal action after Muslim girl told skirt is ‘too long’
Siham Hamud, 12, refused to wear shorter skirt and now parents face court over unauthorised absences

Nazia Parveen Community affairs correspondent

12, Jan, 2021 @12:14 PM

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Christian not sacked by UK school for LGBTQ+ 'beliefs', tribunal hears
Kristie Higgs dismissed after sharing social media posts about relationship education

Steven Morris and agency

22, Sep, 2020 @5:42 PM

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Wife of detained Nigerian humanist pleads for 'proof of life'
Mubarak Bala was arrested at his home in April after criticising Islam online

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

27, Jul, 2020 @2:03 PM

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Atheists and humanists facing discrimination across the world, report finds
The report is largely based on testimony from 76 people in the eight countries surveyed

Harriet Sherwood

25, Jun, 2020 @2:00 AM

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