Posted: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 by A Teacher
A teacher's perspective on why faith schools should not be able to select staff and students based on their religion.
Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 by Gary McLelland
Young people have a human right to sexual health and relationships education. Something which the religious minority in Scotland is taking away, argues Gary McLelland.
Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 by Keith Porteous Wood
The RE Council's report has been well received. However, with the decline in church attendance and increasing evangelism in schools, Keith Porteous Wood argues vital opportunities to reform RE have been missed.
Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 by Saul Freeman
A first-hand account from a parent on discovering and trying to deal with evangelism in his child's school.
Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 by Stephen Evans
A report published this week by the National Secular Society has shone a much needed spotlight on the activities of evangelical Christian organisations operating in our children's schools.
Posted: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 by Alistair McBay
As church attendance continues to plummet along with the numbers of Britons professing religious belief, the Prayer Spaces in Schools initiative is turning schools into churches — and turning teaching increasingly into preaching, writes Alistair McBay.
Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson argues why we need a more balanced and secular approach to teaching religion in schools.
Posted: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 by Oliver Kamm
Oliver Kamm explains why a Charedi faith schools' refusal to teach evolution doesn't just impoverish children's minds, but also violates their rights.
Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 by Alistair McBay
With two secular petitions on Religious Observance in play in Scotland, Alistair McBay blogs about the problematic relationship between religion and Scottish schools.
Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 by Stephen Evans
With the shortage of primary school places becoming more acute, NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans draws attention to the scandal of families being left with no option other than to send their children to 'faith' schools.
Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson on Ireland's education minister Ruairi Quinn who, bit by bit, is challenging the stranglehold that the Catholic Church has over education in the Republic.
Posted: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 by John Hunt
Last month the local press reported that a Sikh free school "remains on course to open in Hounslow in September": but there has been no reporting of the secrecy and subterfuge surrounding its establishment.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 by Rebecca Sharkey
Rebecca Sharkey argues that a popular shoebox gift scheme run by evangelicals highlights the dangers of mixing humanitarian work with the promotion of a religious agenda.
Posted: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 by Stephen Evans
As head teachers put the Church's plan to intensify the religious input into lessons into action, Stephen Evans asks: isn't it time to rethink the role of religion in our public education system?
Posted: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 by Terry Sanderson
It is time Michael Gove — and the Government — stopped being so tolerant of 'faith' schools and started thinking about putting the brakes on their malevolent spread.
Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 by Keith Porteous Wood
During Education Questions in the House of Commons on Monday, Michael Gove, the Education Secretary (for England) intimated that the Government is working with the Church of England to bring about its ambition to open hundreds more church schools.
Posted: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 by Terry Sanderson
It's a Bank Holiday, half the staff in the newsroom are on leave, but news editors still have to somehow fill their papers and their broadcast bulletins. What easier way to do it than to draw on the ready-made Easter sermons of various bishops and Cardinals around the country?
Posted: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 by Keith Porteous Wood
The Churches love to tell us how "popular" religious studies are in schools. Keith Porteous Wood suspects the popularity may have more to do with the course being ridiculously easy, rather than any desire for a deeper understanding of religion.
Posted: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson
The signs have been there for some considerable time – religion around the world is reviving, and it is not the benign, let's-be-good-to-each-other kind of religion that the propagandists would have us believe.
Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 by Terry Sanderson
We are seeing the new crop of academy schools beginning to advertise for chaplains