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Government to approve first Jedi faith school

Posted: Mon, 01 Apr 2019

The government is set to announce that a Jedi academy will be among a series of new schools which it plans to open in England. Read More »

Religious education

NSS expresses support for RE and RSE reform in Wales

Posted: Fri, 29 Mar 2019

The National Secular Society has expressed qualified support for proposed reforms to religious education and relationships and sexuality education (RSE) in Wales in response to two government consultations.

The responses came after the Welsh government proposed... Read More »

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Brunei introduces death for gay sex and adultery under sharia law

Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Brunei will impose death by stoning to punish gay sex and adultery as it implements a draconian form of Islamic law from next week. Read More »

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Home Office uses Bible passages to justify asylum refusal

Posted: Fri, 22 Mar 2019

The NSS has criticised the Home Office for citing Bible passages as it refused asylum to a man who converted from Islam to Christianity. Read More »

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NSS questions public benefit of Islamic “anti-Ahmadi” charity

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019

The NSS has questioned why an organisation that displayed literature calling for the killing of Ahmadi Muslims has charitable status. Read More »

Classroom

More schools suspend diversity teaching under Muslim pressure

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019

Four more primary schools in Birmingham have stopped teaching lessons about diversity amid complaints from mainly Muslim parents about references to LGBT people.

The decision from Leigh Trust, which runs the schools, comes after a different school was forced... Read More »

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Birmingham school suspends diversity lessons despite Ofsted backing

Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2019

A school has suspended lessons about diversity amid objections from predominantly Muslim parents over references to LGBT people, despite backing for its curriculum from Ofsted inspectors.

Parkfield Community School in Birmingham, where almost all children are... Read More »

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