Christian Concern back parents over accusations adopted son was “held down” at prayer meeting for an exorcism
Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:55
Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre are assisting a couple whose adopted sons were removed, after accusations one had been held down at a prayer meeting while people talked in tongues to exorcise a demon.
Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:25
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has criticised Ireland in its periodic review, urging the country to protect the rights of non-religious and non-Christian children and families.
Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:27
The National Secular Society has welcomed news that a 'discriminatory' school bus policy, which gives Catholic pupils free travel but makes non-Catholics pay, is to be reviewed by Flintshire Council.
Schools where face veils are a “barrier” to learning and social interaction to be marked down by Ofsted
Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:09
The head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw has announced that he is giving his "full support" to schools that "take a stand against the inappropriate wearing of the veil."
Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:07
The NSS has warned that Government plans to stop secularist campaign groups from challenging the admissions processes of faith schools will enable faith schools to break the admissions code with impunity.
Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:49
The French education minister has said that the meaning of secularism has been twisted and that teaching must be overhauled to show that Laïcité protects pupils.
Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:28
A charity and support group for former Ultra-Orthodox Jews has warned the Government that corporal punishment is widely used in unregistered Orthodox schools.
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:58
A school which threatened a 'ban' on mothers driving their children to school has been criticised by Ofsted for failing to sufficiently promote "pupils' safety and well-being."
Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:08
The NSS has expressed broad support for Government plans to safeguard children and young people who attend "out-of-school education settings", including madrassas, with a system of registration and inspection.
Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:25
The National Secular Society has warned that the rescheduling GCSE and A-Level exams to accommodate Ramadan must not disadvantage non-Muslim pupils.
Posted: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:55
The National Secular Society has called on the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to tackle issues of discrimination and unfairness stemming from religious influence in publicly funded education.
Posted: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:30
Ofsted is preparing prosecution cases against the founders of unregulated religious schools after warning the Government of a "serious and growing threat" to children's safety.
Woolf Commission’s multifaithism 'completely at odds with the religious indifference that permeates British society'
Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2015 06:52
The National Secular Society has criticised a new report on the role of religion and belief in public life for calling for a multi-faith approach "completely at odds with the religious indifference that permeates British society."
Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:28
One of the Church of England's bishops in the House of Lords has put down an amendment to the Education and Adoption Bill to protect the religious ethos of failing Anglican schools if they are forced to convert into academies.
Posted: Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:15
A review into Religious Education has called for fundamental reform of the subject, so that teaching reflects "the real religious landscape" of the UK – with content including a "broad range" of religious and non-religious views.
Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:32
The High Court has ruled in favour of three families who challenged the Education Secretary's exclusion of non-religious worldviews from the new RE GCSE syllabus.
Female governor made to sit “out of sight” of men during school governors’ meetings at Islamic school
Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:27
Ofsted has released a damning advice note on the Bridge Schools Inspectorate, revealing shocking failures by independent Muslim and Christian schools.
Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:55
The NSS has told top-level European officials of the positive role secular education can play in building a shared future and challenging religious intolerance across Europe.
Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:31
A professional conduct panel has ruled against two teachers at the centre of the 'Trojan Horse' scandal, finding that pupils of Park View Academy were "immersed in orthodox Islamic doctrine."
Posted: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:03
Senior academics have warned of "significant concerns" about the imposition of collective worship in non-religious schools – arguing that it may violate the right to freedom of religion and belief.