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Religion and Belief in the Equality Act 2010

You will not have missed the growing media attention surrounding the investigation into claims that Islamic fundamentalists have strategically taken over the governing bodies of schools and academies in Birmingham. 367 more words

On mind-controlling cults, Fred Phelps, and Ockham Awards

I spent the weekend before last at QEDCon, a convention for people who like science and don’t like pseudoscience. While I was mainly there to speak on… 1,134 more words


Not Islam - Religion

Alan Rogers replies to Charles Moore The Daily Telegraph

A weak establishment is letting Islamists threaten British freedoms”

“Birmingham council and police must do all they can to uncover extremist subversion in the city’s schools. 369 more words


Cardiff School Withdraws Job Offer Over Headteacher's Marital Status

A Catholic ‘faith school’ in Wales has withdrawn a job offer from a potential new headteacher because he failed to live up to their idea of Catholic morality, citing an unspecified issue surrounding his marital status. National Secular Society . . . Read more

Cameron's Christian Capers

It must be Easter, 'cause Davie Cameron's doing God again. You could set your calendar by him.

We are, apparently, a Christian country. Well, yeah. 1,552 more words


Richard Dawkins: Faith Schools Menace? More4 video

The number of faith schools in Britain is rising. Around 7,000 publicly-funded schools – one in three – now has a religious affiliation.

As the coalition government paves the way for more faith-based education by promoting ‘free schools’, the renowned atheist and evolutionary biologist Professor Richard Dawkins says enough is enough. 41 more words

My life in an ACE school

This post by Ian is cross-posted from Bruce Gerencser’s excellent blog, The Way Forward. It’s the first two parts of a series. I’ll be reposting them all here eventually, but if you’re impatient you can read up to part 5 over there. 2,116 more words