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South Central Lib Dems pass Secularist resolution

November 4, 2009 7:33 AM
Evan Harris MP

Evan Harris MP was one of the movers of a secularist motion recently passed by South Central Lib Dems at their regional conference.

The South Central Lib Dem regional conference passed the following resolution at their Autumn Conference last month:

Conference notes:

1. That Britain is becoming more multicultural every day and virtually every religious faith in the world is now actively practised in the UK;

2. The steady decline in attendance at traditional Christian Churches and

3. That the Church of England is still tied to the Monarchy and the State;

4. 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 moved by HSLD member Chris Marriage and Evan Harris MP