Religion and other beliefs
Cardiff University is committed to supporting, developing and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities and aims to establish an inclusive culture free from discrimination and based upon the values of dignity, courtesy and respect. The institution will support and develop the staff and student populations through providing all with access to facilities, personal and career development opportunities, employment and study on an equal basis regardless of ethic origin, national identity, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief or socio-economic background.
The University values diversity and recognises that the institution is greatly enhanced by the disparate range of backgrounds, experiences, views, beliefs and cultures represented within its staff and student populations. The institution aims to embrace diversity in all of its activities and proudly acknowledges that variety and difference are intrinsic to the wellbeing and future development of the University.
Under the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 discrimination on grounds of religion or belief is unlawful. The definition includes religion, or religious or philosophical belief.
Together with the Equality Act 2006, the legislation also applies to the provision of facilities, goods and services and hence to accommodation, catering, etc., provided to staff, students, or the general public. The legislation includes protection against direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, victimization; and for people without religion or belief.
The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 makes it unlawful to stir up hatred on racial or religious grounds. However, under a provision of freedom of speech, the law does not prohibit discussion or criticism of religion. This law is relevant to the University in the area of plays, performances, broadcasting, lectures or speeches.
For more information on the Religion and Belief policy, please contact the Equalities manager, Catrin Morgan (MorganCA5@cf.ac.uk).