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Annual Report 2019

Thu, 07 Nov 2019

Religious reps: unrepresentative, unnecessary and unjustified

Religious reps: unrepresentative, unnecessary and unjustified

Fri, 16 Aug 2019

Our 2019 report makes the case for removing religious appointees from education committees in Scotland. It systematically examines the arguments in defence of religious appointees and the positions of local authorities.

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For the public benefit? The case for removing ‘the advancement of religion’ as a charitable purpose

For the public benefit? The case for removing ‘the advancement of religion’ as a charitable purpose

Sun, 17 Mar 2019

Charities must have 'charitable purposes' that demonstrate how they provide a public benefit. The benefit provided by most of the 13 'charitable purposes' set out in the Charities Act 2011 is clear. The benefits of relieving poverty, promoting good health, saving lives and protecting the environment are obvious to all. But the public benefit of "the advancement of religion" is highly contestable.

The choice delusion: how faith schools restrict primary school choice in England

The choice delusion: how faith schools restrict primary school choice in England

Sat, 01 Dec 2018

State support for faith-based schooling is often justified in terms of parental choice. This report unravels the narrative around school choice, highlighting the many areas where families have little reasonable choice but a faith school and those assigned faith schools against their wishes. It also questions whether the "choice" of faith schools are a reasonable expectation consistent with the state's duty to provide education.

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Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

Fri, 02 Nov 2018


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