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Religion and Belief

 

Hampshire Interfaith Network


Hampshire Interfaith Network aims to advance public knowledge and mutual understanding of the teachings, traditions and practices of different faith communities in Britain including awareness of their disctinctive features and their common ground and to promote good relations between persons of different faiths.   



Email: ifnet@interfaith.org.uk



The Equality and Human Rights Commission


Advice and guidance on Religion or Belief Discrimination can be ound on the Equality and Human Rights Commission  website.

The Equality Act 2010 says you must not be discriminated against because:

  • You are (or are not) of a particular religion.
  • You hold (or do not hold) a particular philosophical belief.
  • Someone thinks you are of a particular religion or hold a particular belief. This is known as discrimination by perception.
  • You are connected to someone who has a religion or belief. This is known as discrimination by association.

In the Equality Act religion or belief can mean any religion, for example an organised religion like Christianity, Judaism, Islam or Buddhism, or a smaller religion like Rastafarianism or Paganism, as long as it has a clear structure and belief system. 

The Act also covers non-belief or a lack of religion or belief.