Your subject-specific guide to using library resources.
The Equality Act 2010 includes religion or belief as a protected characteristic, and further defines this as any religion or philosophical belief, including no religion or belief.
Religions can include well-known and lesser-known religions, as well as denominations within religions. It is estimated that there are over 4,000 recognised religions in the world.
This employment guide further explains the criteria by which a belief would be protected under the Act, including that it is a belief, rather than a viewpoint; has a certain level of seriousness; and is not in conflict with the rights of others. Vegetarianism, pacifism and humanism are all examples of protected beliefs.
We are currently working on our reading list for Faith, Religion and Belief.
Please get in touch if you have any recommendations to add to this list - whether already available in the Library or not!
The Library has access to several archives, both in its own Special Collections and Archives, as well as digitised collections, which cover subjects relating to faith, religion and belief, and related topics.
We've curated a list below, together with information about major collections held elsewhere (some of which are available online).
Telephone: 0191 208 7662
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