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Newsline 31 July 2015

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Christians shouldn’t put self-interest above Britain’s need to better integrate

Christians shouldn’t put self-interest above Britain’s need to better integrate

Opinion | Fri, 31 Jul 2015

The long history of Christian involvement in state education shouldn't stand in the way of a more integrated education system, argues Stephen Evans.

NSS Speaks Out

NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood was interviewed by Sky News on the Islamic faith school which bans students from socialising with 'outsiders'. Our campaign work for an inclusive education system was described as a "plot"(!) by the Catholic Herald – not that we've ever made a secret of our opposition to faith-based schools.

The Telegraph noted our concern about the recent closure of an abortion clinic as the result of anti-abortion protests. NSS president Terry Sanderson joined other campaigners in raising the alarm.

NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans was interviewed by BBC Spotlight and BBC Radio Solent on Lyme Regis council's decision to hold prayers during their formal meetings. Our criticism of the decision was also reported on the BBC website and picked up by the local media.

The Christian Institute again cited our concerns about the free speech implications of 'extremism disruption orders', and our serious objection to the prosecution of Pastor McConnell was referred to in the Belfast Newsletter.

Finally Breitbart London quoted us on research about the prevalence of extremist speakers on university campuses in the UK.

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