This week, in the face of a legal challenge, a school agreed to offer an inclusive alternative to assemblies where Christian worship is pushed on children. This is
a welcome decision, but we'd like to see it spark a wider change.
Schools should hold inclusive assemblies – where children aren't pressurised to take part in worship – by default, rather than making begrudging exceptions for
families who dare to question religious rituals. And making that a reality means we need legal change. Laws requiring schools to hold acts of worship across the UK
are unjustifiable and should be abolished.
Ending collective worship is just one of the 11 secularist pledges which we're encouraging politicians to adopt during the current election campaign. You can
read and share them on our website. And if you'd like to see us continue to
make the case for them, please consider joining or donating to the NSS. Thank
you for your support.