The 2019 Annual Edmund Burke Lecture with Dr Mary McAleese

At the 2019 Annual Edmund Burke Lecture, former President of Ireland Dr McAleese spoke on the topic ‘The Future of Ireland: Human Rights and Children’s Rights’.

The lecture was held at the Edmund Burke Theatre and organised by Trinity Long Room Hub.

She said the Holy See “has never considered the ethical, legal and moral implications of imposing lifelong membership of the Church and a body of obligations on a baby who is not in a position to weigh the implications.”

So, should older children have the right to leave their religious faith given to them before the age of consent?

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