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Challenging Religious Privilege

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Pharmacists must put patient care before religious beliefs

Pharmacists must put patient care before religious beliefs

Wed, 29 Jun 2016

Secularists have urged the General Pharmaceutical Council to ensure that pharmacists set aside their personal religious beliefs if they conflict with a patient's medical needs.

Sharia inquiry launched by Home Affairs Committee

Sharia inquiry launched by Home Affairs Committee

Wed, 29 Jun 2016

The Home Affairs Committee has announced the launch of its own inquiry into Sharia councils in the UK, following the start of a Government review back in May.

Reading Council proposes end to faith school travel subsidy

Reading Council proposes end to faith school travel subsidy

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

Reading Borough Council has opened a consultation on a proposal to end taxpayer funding for parents who opt to send their children to faith schools even though a nearer school is available.

Church ‘using academisation to increase religious influence in schools’

Church ‘using academisation to increase religious influence in schools’

Fri, 17 Jun 2016

The NSS has written to the Department for Education over concerns that the Church of England is using academisation to strengthen its influence in schools – over the objections of school governors.