Clashes between religion, tradition and secular law

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  • Clashes between religion, tradition and secular law
    • Marriage
      • For Christians 'A special relationship between a man and a woman created by God'
      • Promises made before God- marriage will be faithful and permanent
      • Clashes between secular and Christian views
        • Civil Marriage
          • Church of England recognises union
          • Catholic Church
            • Accepts non-Catholic marriage in this way
            • rejects Catholic marriage in this way- spiritual bond, only in Church
          • legally recognised union of 2 peple
        • Divorce
          • marriage can be legally dissolved through divorce
          • Church of England
            • Marriage = permanent and lifelong union
            • Divorce allowed under  circumstance
            • Divorcees allowed to re-marry
          • Catholic Church
            • marriage can't be broken
            • divorce not recognised- Godly bond
            • Divorcees can't re-marry
        • Same-sex marriage
          • Catholic Church
            • Completely opposed to
            • Does not recognised
          • Marriage Act 2013-> lawful in civil ceremonies
            • Religious organisations can’t even made to preform
          • Religious organisations can’t even made to preform
    • Annulment
      • Catholic Church
        • Divorce forbidden
      • Three conditions
        • Marriage not conducted by Catholic Priest
        • ‘Impediment’-reason not to have married in the first place
        • ‘Defect’ in consent to marry
          • Not mentally fit to make decision
          • Not enough time
          • Under influence
          • Marrying because of pregnancy
    • Forced, arranged and child marriages
      • Planned by families-> economic or social benefits
      • Catholic Church
        • Law requires consent
        • Males can marry at 16 and females at 14
        • Bishops can  set age for their own country
      • Church of England
        • Legally and morally wrong
          • ‘An issue of fundamentals human rights’
        • Forced Marriage Act 2007
      • England and Wales law- 16 w/ parental permission 18 w/o
      • Scotland law- 16 w/o parental permission
    • Equality and clashes with equality laws
      • Christianity teaches equality because of God
      • In the past Christians have fought against secular authorities to establish equality
        • Martin Luther King in USA
        • Trevor Huddleston in South Africa
    • The role of women in the Church
      • Church of England
        • Allows women to be ordained
      • St Paul
        • “He is the image of God; but the woman is the glory of man”
      • Catholic Church
        • Against will of God for women to have leadership roles in Church
      • Equality Act 2010
        • Equal employment; priests, monks, nuns & ministers exempt

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