23 May 2017
A trial at Bristol Magistrate’s Court, in the United Kingdom in February 2017 had garnered national and international publicity in Christian media outlets. Two men were found guilty of religiously aggravated public disorder, in what one source labelled a “modern day heresy trial”.
While a minor local case, it raised wider concerns including over many important conceptual issues. Using this case as a backdrop we can consider a number of key points that are important in looking at when and where expressing religious views may become a legal issue.
… Paul Hedges is Associate Professor in Interreligious Studies for the Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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Last updated on 24/05/2017