Head teachers have challenged
ministers to deliver better support for schools facing criticism from parents over lessons on same-sex relationships. Meanwhile Ofsted chief inspector Amanda
Spielman has said
it would be a "huge step backwards" if schools become reluctant to teach the topic and a former leading prosecutor has been drafted in to mediate in an
ongoing dispute in Birmingham.
Asia Bibi, who spent years on death row on a blasphemy charge in Pakistan and was hunted by violent mobs for months after her acquittal, has left Pakistan. Her
lawyer says she has landed in Canada to be reunited with her
Downing Street has confirmed the
appointments of three new bishops in the Church of England after the queen accepted their nominations. The NSS has said this is a reminder of the absurdity of the C of E's establishment.
Greater Manchester Police is investigating
two videos being shared on Facebook of a man pretending to pray to 'Aladdin' in a Muslim prayer room as a hate crime. The force says it has arrested a man on suspicion of
inciting racial hatred.
A woman in Poland could face two
years in prison for putting up posters with the LGBT+ rainbow on the halos of the Christian virgin Mary and baby Jesus.
Brunei has backtracked on enforcing laws introduced last month
that would have made sex between men and adultery punishable by stoning to death.
Iran's intelligence minister has said some converts to
Christianity have been "summoned" to explain why they have converted from Islam.
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