Posts Tagged ‘Discrimination’

Kiwis more tolerant than Aussies

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

A new study has concluded that New Zealand workplaces are more diverse and tolerant than their Aussie counterparts. The Randstad Workmonitor report found that more than three-quarters of Kiwi workers believe their company has an open and inclusive culture, while 88% of companies value diversity in the workplace. 9% of Kiwi workers said they had Read more

Aussie bishops could face anti-discrimination probe

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

A Green politician has laid a complaint with Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner over a marriage booklet produced by Australia’s Catholic bishops. Martine Delaney has asked the commissioner’s office to investigate Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. At issue is the booklet “Don’t Mess with Marriage”, produced by the bishops earlier this year. Read more

Christians under pressure to hide faith at work

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

A new report in the United Kingdom claims that Christians feel pressured to keep their faith hidden at work. A public consultation carried out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission also showed Christians are being mocked by colleagues for being bigoted. Christians are also discriminated against when it comes to wearing religious symbols, the Read more

Texas pastors made to hand over sermons to city authorities

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Christians across the United States are mobilising after the city of Houston in Texas ordered five pastors to turn over their sermons. Houston’s city attorney issued subpoenas in response to a lawsuit related to the city’s new non-discrimination ordinance. The new law, which has yet to take effect, would, among other things, allow men who Read more

Disability, discrimination, surrogacy: Baby Gammy

Friday, August 15th, 2014

There has been extensive recent discussion of the circumstances of baby Gammy, suffering from Down’s syndrome and heart problems, and apparently left behind with the birth mother in Thailand by the Australian commissioning couple, though they took his well sister home. Australians have responded generously with support for this photogenic little boy so that he Read more

Faith in the workplace

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Bosses all over the Western world have been warned. Unless they make allowances for the religious faiths of their ever more diverse workforces, they will suffer lawsuits, official rebukes and protests from staff. Employees increasingly expect to be able, for example, to dress in accordance with their faith while at work, and be given appropriate Read more

Systematic bias against Maori in criminal justice system says UN report

Friday, April 11th, 2014

A visiting United Nations delegation says the New Zealand Government needs to investigate why a systemic bias against Maori is evident in the country’s criminal justice system. The delegation, which reports to the UN Human Rights Council, in a statement released at the conclusion of its visit to New Zealand any bias against Maori leading Read more

Jimmy Carter links Church male-only ordination with abuse of women

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Former United States president Jimmy Carter has said the Catholic Church’s practice of not ordaining women gives tacit permission for discrimination and abuse. Mr Carter said this during an interview with National Public Radio in the United States ahead of publication of his latest book. “ . . . [T]he fact that the Catholic Church, Read more

Diocese accused of discriminating against gay couple in property sale

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The attorney-general in Massachusetts says a Catholic diocese illegally discriminated against a married gay couple by refusing to sell them a property. The Diocese of Worcester believed the men would use the property to host same-sex weddings. The issue is the subject of a law suit. Continue reading   Related Posts:New general manager for Palmerston Read more

Uphill struggle against misogyny in India

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

My heart grieved after reading the story of the young American woman who was stabbed to death by her Indian husband of five months, who subsequently killed himself. It grieves for all the young girls who are forced to remain subdued because of the threat of rape or sexual violence – abuse explained by some Read more