Lib Dems call for secular commission
Last weekend, South Central Liberal Democrats Regional Conference passed a resolution calling for the state to be completely independent of any religion and none, as follows:
- That Britain is becoming more multicultural every day and virtually every religious faith in the world is now actively practised in the UK;
- The steady decline in attendance at traditional Christian Churches
- and That the Church of England is still tied to the Monarchy and the State;
- That much discord in the world arises from strong religious belief or none.
Conference believes the time is right to separate all religious belief from its ties with Government and the Monarch at all levels so that all such belief and none is seen to be treated equally across the whole Electorate, reflecting today’s modern British society where humanity and equality are seen as paramount and religious belief is simply personal. We ask Government to set up a Commission to implement this proposal.
The motion was proposed by Chris Marriage and the summation was by NSS honorary associate Dr Evan Harris, MP.
(Report from the NSS)