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Church of ‘witch-slapping’ pastor withdraws application to open UK school

Church of ‘witch-slapping’ pastor withdraws application to open UK school

Tue, 25 Aug 2015

A Christian group that linked child disobedience with witchcraft has withdrawn its application to open an independent school after the NSS called on the DfE not to grant the school registered status.

Mexico blasted by UN Child Rights watchdog over child abuse in Catholic institutions

Mexico blasted by UN Child Rights watchdog over child abuse in Catholic institutions

Fri, 21 Aug 2015

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has strongly criticised Mexico over "corroborated reports that hundreds of children have been sexually abused for years by clerics of the Catholic Church and other religious faiths".

BBC Trust: Religious radio programmes are “least popular” and “least well received” – but we won’t change them

BBC Trust: Religious radio programmes are “least popular” and “least well received” – but we won’t change them

Thu, 20 Aug 2015

A consultation on speech radio by the BBC Trust has found that religious programmes are the least liked and least well received radio shows, but stated that the BBC has no plans to change them.

Government to investigate Islamic school which banned socialising with ‘outsiders’

Government to investigate Islamic school which banned socialising with ‘outsiders’

Thu, 20 Aug 2015

The DfE has written to the National Secular Society confirming that it will be "looking into" the NSS' concerns over why an Islamic school that banned its pupils from socialising with 'outsiders' was rated "good".