National Secular Society
No child should be discriminated against by a faith school – or forced into one through lack of choice
We've almost won the argument on compulsory worship, let's just hope we don't have to wait so long for people to finally admit that organising education around parents' religious beliefs really isn't the greatest idea.
Parents with children at a primary school East Sussex expressed outrage this week, when it became clear that the school's popular headteacher, who was drafted in to save the failing primary, could not stay on permanently because he isn't Roman Catholic. The school of course, is a faith school.
One major objective of secularism is to balance everyone's religious rights and freedoms fairly. This naturally includes the rights and freedoms of the non-religious and those of minority religions. Yet Mr Pickles chooses to portray this as secularists trying to "impose" their "politically correct intolerance" on others.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has been criticised for defending faith schools when they "prioritise evangelisation
According to a comprehensive new study undertaken by the Church of England to discover the factors related to spiritual and numerical.. church growth, our 'National Church' is in decline because generations of church goers are not being replaced.
As the old idiom goes, throw enough mud and some of it will stick. This appears to be the strategy of those with a vested interest in resisting secularism. Secularism is often unfairly and portrayed by some as illiberal, intolerant and anti-religious. There is, without question, plenty of hostility to religion in Britain, but that is not the business of secularism.
Catholic school governors and leaders who are gay, remarry or live with a partner could face the sack or disciplinary action
MPs and campaigners have called for bishops to be thrown out of the House of Lords after the Church of England voted to retain
The Church of England has now shown itself to be an irrelevance, a nuisance and an embarrassment. It is well past its sell-by date and its establishment even more so.