Posts Tagged ‘Legal’

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

NZ among highest cannabis users

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

New Zealanders are among the highest users of cannabis in the world, and the debate over whether it should be legal continues. In 2008, about 14 per cent of New Zealanders had used cannabis, the Ministry of Health’s alcohol and drug use survey reports. According to the United Nation’s World Drug report, that puts us Read more

Irish politicians vote for ‘Trojan horse’ abortion bill

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Irish politicians have overwhelmingly approved an abortion bill described by Cardinal Sean Brady as a legislative and political Trojan horse “which heralds a much more liberal and aggressive abortion regime in Ireland”. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill — the first legislation allowing abortion in the Republic of Ireland — passed its second stage Read more

The right to infuriate – legal but morally questionable

Friday, May 20th, 2011

An action can be legal but morally questionable. “Whether it was legal or illegal doesn’t change the question of its morality. Among others throughout history, Nazi Germany, with its Final Solution, and South Africa with its apartheid, would have deemed their actions legal. This didn’t make them moral; morality will always transcend the fickle laws Read more