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Microlearning archives: religion or belief

Religion or belief is a protected characteristic under the UK Government’s Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act does not provide a definition for “religion”. However, the courts have interpreted religion to concist of a clear structure and belief system.  

The Act therefore protects religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, and Hinduism, as well as others such as Baha'i, Jainism, Rastafarianism, and Zoroastrianism. A religion does not need to be mainstream or well known to be protected under the Act.

The Microlearning’s below are focused on how we can become more inclusive at St Mary’s by learning about other groups that we may not identify with. Learning about other’s lived experiences and building an awareness can lead to better respect of our colleagues, students, and ourselves.

This page is an evolving document so please do look out for updates of new Microlearnings.

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