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Newsline 3 April 2015

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Even the chief architect of the expansion of religious schools is now having doubts

Even the chief architect of the expansion of religious schools is now having doubts

Opinion | Wed, 01 Apr 2015

With the public, of all faiths and none, increasingly recognising the problems caused by faith schools, NSS president Terry Sanderson calls out politicians who complain about religious separatism on one hand while deliberately promoting it on the other.

Why we should stop saying ‘Islamophobia’

Why we should stop saying ‘Islamophobia’

Opinion | Thu, 02 Apr 2015

The bigoted views of Islamists and anti-Muslim demagogues must be challenged, but the term 'Islamophobia' only serves to confuse the issues and shut down debate, argues Benjamin Jones.

Party leaders must commit to keeping religion out of the election

Party leaders must commit to keeping religion out of the election

Richard Heller argues that none of the UK's political leaders have been willing to take steps to resist the intrusion of religion itself into British politics, and warns of factional discord between faith groups.

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