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Newsline 19 February 2016

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Classrooms should be free from an overbearing religious ethos

Classrooms should be free from an overbearing religious ethos

Opinion | Mon, 15 Feb 2016

With the Church seeking to extend its influence over the management of schools, Stephen Evans argues that religious groups' demands shouldn't outweigh parental rights and children's independent interests.

NSS Speaks Out

Many moving obituaries for our honorary associate Lord Avebury were published since the sad news of his death on 14 February 2016. His dedicated support for the work of the National Secular Society was cited by the Guardian, BBC and Liberal Democrat Voice.

Our executive director Keith Porteous Wood and president Terry Sanderson gave many interviews to BBC radio stations this week on the Church of England's call for prayers for Richard Dawkins, and on the subject of religious advertising.

We were also quoted in the Milton Keynes Citizen criticising the pro-faith school bias of Milton Keynes Council's consultation on opening a new school.

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