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Newsline 13 June 2014

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Yes, “faith schools” really are the problem

Yes, “faith schools” really are the problem

Opinion | Wed, 11 Jun 2014

Politicians are in denial over the problems caused by "faith schools" and religious influence in education, argues Terry Sanderson.

BBC poll shows that religious people give more to charity than non-religious. Maybe...

BBC poll shows that religious people give more to charity than non-religious. Maybe...

Opinion | Sun, 08 Jun 2014

Terry Sanderson questions the relevance and wisdom of a BBC commissioned survey that apparently shows that religious people are more likely to give to charity than the non-religious.

NSS Speaks Out

Terry Sanderson was on BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Wales to talk about, religion in schools and "faith schools" following Ofsted's reports into the so called "Trojan Horse" schools. Keith Porteous Wood was on BBC Radio 5 Live to clear up Ann Widdecombe's confusion between the decline in her religious privilege and persecution. Scottish spokesperson Alistair McBay had a letter in the Independent, also on the problems with faith schools and religion in schools.

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/64331

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