We risk falling back into a statist mindset – and should turn instead to the transformative power of civil society and faith communities.
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
The role of the Duke of Wellington and Robert Peel in bringing about Catholic emancipation in this country provides strong foundations.
Furthermore, there have been huge efforts at places of worship to stop the spread of the virus.
Criminal behaviour under the new law would be based on offence caused, rather than intended – a significant difference to England and Wales.
This crisis is teaching us the value of religious freedom, and the need to speak up for our faith at home and abroad.