Tags: Religious Observance

Don’t give in to the Gideons

Don’t give in to the Gideons

Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 by Veronica Wikman

The Scottish Government must take action to remove the proselytising opportunity presented by religious observance in our schools, argues Veronica Wikman.

The Gideon Society must think that female pupils and teachers at our high schools have become a bit uppity... Read More »

Tags: Religious Observance, Scotland

No new options on religious observance in Scottish schools

No new options on religious observance in Scottish schools

Posted: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 by Alistair McBay

The Scottish Government has responded to the petition lodged recently by the Scottish Secular Society to change the current parental opt-out option on Religious Observance to an opt-in.

The SSS had called for an amendment to the Education (Scotland) Act 1980... Read More »

Tags: Religious Observance

Channel 4’s call to prayer during Ramadan is more of the same old, same old

Channel 4’s call to prayer during Ramadan is more of the same old, same old

Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 by Maryam Namazie

Channel 4 is airing the Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan every morning and also broadcasting a series of programmes about Ramadan. It says it is doing so as a deliberate act of "provocation" to challenge viewers who associate Islam with terrorism and extremism.... Read More »

Tags: Islam, Religious Observance

Secular petitions highlight the sectarian issues in Scottish education

Secular petitions highlight the sectarian issues in Scottish education

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 by Alistair McBay

The last few weeks have seen the topic of religious observance (RO) in schools hit the headlines in Scotland. Two petitions have been lodged, one at central government and one at local government level.

Secular Scotland, a group of Glasgow secularists, launched... Read More »

Tags: Scotland, Religious Observance, Education, Collective Worship