The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers are within their rights to ban visible symbols of religion, including clothing and accessories. The Church of England issued a statement via Tumblr decrying the ruling as “preferencing ‘freedom to conduct a business” above the religious freedom of expression, and voicing concerns about the potential breadth of the ruling’s impact on individuals of faith.
…A Church of England spokesman said,
“This ruling raises significant questions about freedom of religion and its free expression. Whether […]