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Newsline 22 March 2013

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Evangelicals put indoctrination ahead of education

Evangelicals put indoctrination ahead of education

News | Thu, 21 Mar 2013

A survey for the Evangelical Alliance shows that evangelical parents are more likely to choose a school for their children based on whether it has a strong religious ethos rather than whether it fares well in league tables or inspectors' reports.

New poll shows religious leaders out of step with the nation

New poll shows religious leaders out of step with the nation

News | Mon, 18 Mar 2013

A new Yougov poll for the Sunday Times finds that the nation is split down the middle on the issue of whether it is appropriate for clergypeople to get involved in politics.

Feeding the fires of fundamentalism

Feeding the fires of fundamentalism

Opinion | Tue, 19 Mar 2013

Terry Sanderson on the futility of debating Hamza Tzortzis – a man who doesn't believe in freedom, despises democracy and seeks totalitarianism.

New report confirms that religious TV is least popular genre – but the BBC won’t let up

New report confirms that religious TV is least popular genre – but the BBC won’t let up

Opinion | Wed, 20 Mar 2013

A new report, confirming previous research, shows that religion is the least popular genre of programming on TV.

NSS Speaks Out

Terry Sanderson was quoted in a Times story (subscription) about the new Archbishop of Canterbury's intention to interfere in politics.

NSS Scottish spokesperson Alistair McBay was extensively quoted in a feature in the Courier on the new pope (not available online).

Keith Porteous Wood was on Radio 5 Live talking about religious education and campaigns manager Stephen Evans was on BBC Surrey and Sussex on the same topic. Stephen also appeared on ITV Wales News to discuss the controversial plan in Flintshire to require pupils attending faith schools to "prove" their religion to qualify for free school buses.

Keith appeared on BBC World TV to discuss the global influence of the Catholic Church.

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