Tags: Community Cohesion
Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017
The National Secular Society has accused the Government of dividing communities with the push to open new faith schools, ahead of a new report on religious and racial segregation in Birmingham.
Posted: Thu, 25 Aug 2016
The NSS has tentatively welcomed parts of a report by the Home Affairs Committee on counter extremism and radicalisation. Aspects of the report have been criticised by free speech and counter-extremism advocates.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015
Research by the think tank Demos has warned that British schools are "highly segregated" and that "some faith schools effectively exclude other ethnic groups."
Posted: Thu, 20 Mar 2014
A parliamentary group has published a report saying that Religious Education in schools can help counter extremism and build better community relations.
Posted: Thu, 13 Sep 2012
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has surpassed himself in an opinion piece for the Telegraph headed A Christian ethos strengthens our nation: Religion shaped the modern British state, and this Government is proud to 'do God'.
Government proposes to force private schools to promote “British values” as a means of combating extremism
Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012
The Department of Education is consulting on new rules for private schools that seek to ensure they promote 'British values' and discourage extremism.
Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2012
The Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles – and the Coalition Government as a whole – risks alienating huge swathes of the population of this country with calls to return Christianity to the centre of public life, says the National Secular Society.
Posted: Fri, 01 Jul 2011
At a recent meeting of the Cinnamon Network, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, said: "The problem is that, in our recent years, some people have started becoming suspicious about religion."
Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2011
Back in March we reported that the Government had ended funding for minority groups within the police. We cheered this, arguing that the development of sectarian policing was highly undesirable in a society where separatism is already a problem.
Posted: Fri, 03 Jun 2011
In a submission to the Parliamentary Public Administration Select Committee, the Unitarian Church has warned that "faith based welfare" could lead to discrimination against marginalised groups.