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The Christmas nativity: Let it go! Let it go!

The Christmas nativity: Let it go! Let it go!

Opinion | Tue, 02 Dec 2014

After it this week emerged that some school nativity plays are losing their religion, NSS campaigns manager, Stephen Evans, argues that schools should be free to innovate and have a bit of fun with their festive plays without po-faced nativity police telling them they can't.

NSS Speaks Out

Executive Director Keith Porteous Wood and Campaigns Manager Stephen Evans spoke on BBC local radio up and down the country about this week's news reports on religious nativity plays falling out of favour in schools. Keith also spoke about this on LBC.

Keith discussed the Law Society's withdrawal of its sharia wills guidance on Radio WM, and was quoted in Parliament Magazine about the Pope's recent address to the European Parliament, telling the Magazine that "it's inappropriate for any unelected religious leader to be invited into a democratically elected parliament to lecture parliamentarians on policy."

Additionally, Stephen spoke to BBC Leeds about the need to reform religious education in schools.

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