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The need for a secular state “has never been greater”, says new report

The need for a secular state “has never been greater”, says new report

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

A secularist report produced by academics and campaigners has urged the Government to reject calls for more religious privilege.

Latest religious takeover will see two community schools run by the Church

Latest religious takeover will see two community schools run by the Church

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

Two community schools in Kent are to be folded into an academy trust under Church control, in the latest Church takeover of community schools, a trend warned of by the National Secular Society last year.

Local community rallies against religious ethos for new school

Local community rallies against religious ethos for new school

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

Hundreds of people have protested against a new school in Bala having a Church in Wales ethos, and a local councillor has called on the Church to back away from the project.

Ireland to consider banning schools from using religion in admissions

Ireland to consider banning schools from using religion in admissions

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

The Irish Minister for Education and Skills has set out plans to tackle the religious discrimination endemic in the Irish education system, hitting out at the unfairness of a baptism requirement for school places.