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National Secular Society

September 2019 update



Some remarkable new findings from a daily survey of around 4,000 teachers in English schools have shown a majority support an end to new faith schools and ending state funding for faith schools. My analysis of the figures and what they mean for the campaign are our lead story this month. We also cover the latest state faith school to split over unlawful gender segregation.

August has been a relatively quiet month, allowing us more time to plan ahead on how to build the campaign into a movement. On Sunday (1 September) I gave a talk on faith schools to Leicester Secular Society and I'll be giving the same talk to a Labour branch meeting and North London Humanists over the next month. We'll have details to follow. If you'd like a No More Faith Schools presentation for your group, please get in touch.

This month we're urging supporters to do something simple – to share our campaign. We have some template tweets below if you'd like to use them, but any way you can share the campaign would be appreciated.

Last month's featured campaign action was to share a testimonial. This month we're featuring a testimonial from a teacher on the increasingly assertive religious ethos of Church of England schools.

Best wishes,

Alastair Lichten
Campaign coordinator - NMFS


Help us campaign - share the campaign

This month we're encouraging everyone to share the campaign. The links below are to template tweets. If you're not on Twitter you can share the campaign and pro-faith school myth buster elsewhere. If you want other ideas on how to support the campaign please visit our get involved page.


Latest news & opinion


Teachers increasingly oppose faith schools and the discrimination they cause

Research shows a majority of teachers supporting an end to new faith schools and a huge majority favouring an end to religious... Read More »


Jewish school considers split to avoid treating children equally

A Jewish school which unlawfully segregated pupils could split into three schools so it can continue to avoid treating children equally.


Featured testimonial


Teacher’s perspective: the growing evangelism in C of E faith schools

The increasingly assertive religious ethos of Church of England schools undermines the commonly-held idea that they aren't... Read More »

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