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October 2018
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Bible ban nurse cleared to return to work

A nurse dismissed for giving a Bible to a patient has been allowed to return to work, although the two-year ordeal has left her stressed and ‘humiliated’. In a video interview, Sarah Kuteh said she was ‘deeply shocked, very hurt and humiliated’ by the 2016 decision by the Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford to summarily dismiss her from her post. The action came after complaints she had talked to patients about her Christian faith and had given a Bible to one patient.  The hospital also brought a case questioning her ‘fitness to practise’ as a nurse before the professional regulatory body, the Nursing and Midwifery...

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October 2018
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Religious liberty – BA worker in fresh legal claim

A British Airways employee who won a legal battle in 2013 to wear a cross on a necklace at work has launched a fresh tribunal claim against the airline for ‘victimisation and harassment’. According to reports in the national press Nadia Eweida — whose landmark victory against BA came at the European Court of Human Rights — has freshly claimed ongoing harassment since her ‘whistleblowing’. She is now pursuing a new employment tribunal claim against her managers, whom she has accused of victimisation, harassment and punishment in the wake of the publicity of her former case. At the time of going to press, no Christian...

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October 2018
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Religious liberty – Scout master wins settlement

A scout master who was kicked out of the organisation for raising concerns about its magazine’s promotion of Islam and LGBT events has won a settlement in his case. Brian Walker, a veteran scout leader, was barred from the scouts after sending a letter to Scouting magazine in which he raised several concerns. He questioned why the Scouting magazine encouraged scouts to visit a mosque, but the magazine’s faith calendar attached no meaning to Christmas or Easter. He said the magazine should be careful in promoting Islam, given the way the religion treats women and their rights, and he questioned an article that showed a female Muslim...

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