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Faith schools under siege

Abortion, homosexual marriage, assisted suicide – the secular society encroaches every day. But I keep my focus on faith schools because this battle is not yet lost. 782 more words

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David Cameron's speech on ``extremism'' and segregation

David Cameron has recently given a major speech on “extremism”, and the full transcript can be read here. Here is my reaction to parts of the speech. 2,003 more words


Today: King David Primary

this morning (tuesday 21st), 8.35-8.42am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“One school he mentioned which is getting it right is…

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Out of touch

In his Easter message this year, Prime Minister David Cameron claimed that the UK was “still a Christian country”.
As he was saying this, a National Secular Society posting for Wednesday, 8 April, 2015, was publishing the finding of a YouGov poll in the run-up to Easter. 1,129 more words

Human Rights Without Frontiers International - Schools told to end religious instruction and teach morality instead

The Independent, 15 June 2015. Religious instruction should be banned from schools and be the preserve of Sunday schools, madrassas or the home, according to proposals by the former Education Secretary Charles Clarke for a radical overhaul of religious education and the way faith schools operate. 524 more words


What is religious literacy? Part 2

Does a faith school RE education result in greater religious literacy?

Andy Lewis posed this question in his blog recently and it reminded me of something else Stephen Prothero said in his book ‘Religious Literacy’ (see my… 507 more words

Sex education in the UK: time for a far-reaching overhaul

First published by Open Democracy, Tuesday 31st March 2015

Sex education in British schools is failing to educate children about consent and healthy relationships, or include LGBT issues and address harmful gender stereotypes. 1,433 more words