One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
Posts by James Somerville-Meikle
James Somerville-Meikle is Head of Public Affairs at the Catholic Union.Follow @
James Somerville-Meikle: The Conservative Party and the Catholic community can find much common ground
The role of the Duke of Wellington and Robert Peel in bringing about Catholic emancipation in this country provides strong foundations.
James Somerville-Meikle: Religious services are essential for many people; the Government must not stop them again.
Furthermore, there have been huge efforts at places of worship to stop the spread of the virus.
James Somerville-Meikle: The SNP’s overhaul of hate crime legislation is a threat to freedom of expression in Scotland
Criminal behaviour under the new law would be based on offence caused, rather than intended – a significant difference to England and Wales.
James Somerville-Meikle: Our churches will open again after the virus. But for many Christians round the world, theirs will stay shut.
This crisis is teaching us the value of religious freedom, and the need to speak up for our faith at home and abroad.