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Government plans mass expansion of CofE faith schools across England

Government plans mass expansion of CofE faith schools across England

Thu, 27 Jul 2017

The Department for Education hopes to open at least another 140 Church of England schools in the next five years, according to the Church Times.

Secularist conference features ‘largest gathering of ex-Muslims in history’

Secularist conference features ‘largest gathering of ex-Muslims in history’

Tue, 25 Jul 2017

Organisers of a major conference on free thought say it has brought together "the largest gathering of ex-Muslims in history".

100% faith-based admissions leads to increased levels of segregation, says schools inspectorate

100% faith-based admissions leads to increased levels of segregation, says schools inspectorate

Mon, 24 Jul 2017

The chief inspector of schools has criticised Government proposals to allow some faith schools to select all of their pupils on the basis of faith and suggested the plans may be dropped.

Vast majority of Welsh councils no longer hold prayers during meetings

Vast majority of Welsh councils no longer hold prayers during meetings

Sun, 23 Jul 2017

Councils across Wales no longer hold prayers as part of their official business after the National Secular Society won a court battle over the practice.

Ex-Muslims accused of 'inciting hatred' after criticising Islamic homophobia at Pride

Ex-Muslims accused of 'inciting hatred' after criticising Islamic homophobia at Pride

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

A prominent group of ex-Muslims are facing calls to be banned from future Pride marches in London after a mosque complained about their criticisms of Islam.