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Newsline 11 March 2016

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The surprising origin of Collective Worship in schools

The surprising origin of Collective Worship in schools

Opinion | Thu, 10 Mar 2016

Collective worship has its history in a murky compromise between politicians and the church dating back to the Second World War – and it is long since time the arcane requirement was removed, writes Ed Moore.

Britain’s first women’s mosque: rise of girl power or a Muslim women’s ghetto?

Britain’s first women’s mosque: rise of girl power or a Muslim women’s ghetto?

Opinion | Tue, 08 Mar 2016

Muslim women are no different to their Western sisters who fought their battle for equality decades ago, writes Aisha Nabi. Muslim women are fighting the same evil as Western sisters are today – sexism, but what is the best way of achieving gender equality?

BBC Trust rules against presenter who asked Christian Concern campaigner if she was a bigot

BBC Trust rules against presenter who asked Christian Concern campaigner if she was a bigot

News | Thu, 10 Mar 2016

Former BBC presenter Iain Lee has said he is "flabbergasted" after the BBC Trust ruled his interview with a Christian campaigner was a "serious breach" of editorial guidelines.

The Left have made a pact with God over Sunday trading laws

The Left have made a pact with God over Sunday trading laws

Ross Clark writes in the Spectator on the unusual coalition that stopped plans to liberalise Sunday trading laws and the Left's alliance with organised religion to defeat the Government.

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