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Ofsted reveals “serious risk” to students’ physical and educational welfare in faith schools

Ofsted reveals “serious risk” to students’ physical and educational welfare in faith schools

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

A series of Ofsted investigations have exposed serious failings in six Islamic schools. The head of Ofsted, has warned the Education Secretary that pupils "may be vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation."

Turkish President restates his belief that Muslims discovered America

Turkish President restates his belief that Muslims discovered America

Thu, 20 Nov 2014

Christopher Columbus has been removed from the Turkish school's syllabus after President Erdogan claimed Muslim sailors discovered the Americas in the 12th century.

Religious charities face Charity Commission investigations

Religious charities face Charity Commission investigations

Mon, 17 Nov 2014

Several faith-based charities have recently faced investigations or "operational compliance cases" from the Charity Commission for a range of offences, including fraud and accounting irregularities.

Promotion of 'British values' undermines Christian teaching, says Church of England: NSS responds

Promotion of 'British values' undermines Christian teaching, says Church of England: NSS responds

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

The Church of England has complained that the promotion of fundamental values such as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance in schools could undermine Christian teaching.