Commission's Public Consultation launched
23 June 2014
On Monday 23rd June, the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life launched its public consultation document at the House of Lords, chaired by Baroness Butler-Sloss. Attendees included Rabbi Norman Solomon, Prof Tariq Modood, Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Rev Dr Toby Howarth and Lord Saatchi.
On launching the document, Dr Ed Kessler, Executive Director of the Woolf Institute said: “Today’s UK does not provide neat categories of religion and belief and presents a more complex and diverse context than has been hitherto in existence. Our Commission seeks to offer some insights and suggestions for ways to foster a vibrant society, which is underpinned by religion and belief”.
The document invites discussion of the media, education, social action and law and prompted diverse discussion, searching questions and conversation.
The next stage is a national consultation in which the document is discussed at public hearings and through wider dissemination.