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What is the definition of Multicultural?

This is where society is made up of many different cultures, which may include different nationalities, beliefs, values and social customs. This term has a wider scope than multiracial which only refers to race, and multi-faith which applies only to religion.


What is Migration?

The movement of substantial numbers of people from one place to another.


Key dates on Religion?

Before 18th Century: Only non-Christian religion that most Europeans had come into contact with peacefully was Judaism.
By 18th Century: Europeans knew about other world religions. 'Religion' become a generic term.
By 20th Century: Religious diversity became more immediate following immediate immigration.


What did Enoch Powell say in relation to Large-Scale Migration is his 'Rivers of Blood' Speech?

'We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependents, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant descended population... As I look ahead, I am filled with the foreboding.'


Freedom of religion as human right in European Law?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18 stipulates that there should be freedom of thought, conscience and religion, for theistic, non-theistic and atheistic beliefs. EU and British law also uphold these rights. It is therefore the law to prohibit or restrict the practise of religion.