We received a petition asking:
"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Paganism is the traditional and original belief system of Britain, it should be recognised as a religion once more."
Details of Petition:
"Paganism is a religion that was the backbone of british society for thousands of years, yet people are unwilling to accept us as a part of modern society! We should be recognised as a national religion. Every year there are more of us. please let us be again."
Read the Government's response:-
The Government has no overarching role in regulating or recognising personal belief or faith. The UK has a long held commitment to freedom of worship and belief, and our obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights are incorporated into the Human Rights Act 1998. As such people are free to form religions and free to follow their own practices and beliefs provided they remain within the law.
Edited by skylark, 22 June 2007 - 09:11 AM.