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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.

Scottish government plans to roll back religious influence over education

Scottish government plans to roll back religious influence over education

Thu, 13 Jul 2017

The Scottish government is planning to curtail the influence of religious leaders over state education.

Vetting in Scottish Catholic schools 'putting off non-Catholic teachers'

Vetting in Scottish Catholic schools 'putting off non-Catholic teachers'

Tue, 11 Jul 2017

The leader of Scotland's biggest teachers' union has said fewer non-Catholics are teaching in the country's Catholic schools because teachers can be vetted according to their religious views.