Melton Borough Council

Protected Characteristics

Religion or Belief or Non-belief

More information on the protected characteristic of ‘Religion/Belief ’ can be found here:

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/equality-act/protected-characteristics

Religion useful contacts and links:

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS),The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales

Equality and Human Rights Commission:Great Britain’s national equality body which has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. They use their unique powers to challenge discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect human rights.

Interfaith Forum for Leicestershire brings together representatives from Faith communities (along with other interested individuals and professionals) from across the County and provides space for open and honest discussion and debate about a wide range of issues affecting the different faith communities in Leicestershire.

Leicester Secular Society is the leading organisation in Leicestershire advocating and campaigning for an inclusive and plural society free from religious privilege, prejudice and discrimination.

St Philips Centre a Leicester based organisation, working to promote better interfaith understanding. 

The British Humanist Association Humanists are people who shape their own lives in the here and now, because they believe it's the only life we have. They make sense of the world through logic, reason, and evidence, and always seek to treat those around us with warmth, understanding, and respect.

The Inter Faith Network for the UK  works to promote good relations between people of different faiths in the UK.