Saturday, April 10, 2010

This policy only applies to you.

In our country, we are fortunate to believe in freedom of expression and freedom of religion. The United Kingdom has similar views about this issue.

Here is an article I found from the UK that illustrates the way some people look at these freedoms there.

The article is the story of Shirley Chaplin, a nurse with the National Health Services in Exeter. Shirley is a Christian believer and has worn a cross since her confirmation nearly 40 years ago. Her employer has decided that she is not allowed to wear a cross to work because it is a religious symbol and religious and cultural symbols are not allowed within the uniform policy.

On the other hand, if you happen to wear a hijab for religious reasons, that is perfectly acceptable.

Read this brief article for some more details and a brief discussion on whether or not the hijab is required for those that practice Islam.

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