faith schools

  • October 27, 2006
  • October 27, 2006

    The scrapping of plans to require new faith schools in England to raise intakes from other religions is a sign of an emerging, but undesirable and problematic 'New Deal' between faith groups and government, the think tank Ekklesia has today warned.

  • October 3, 2006

    Responding to the latest statement from the Church of England on admissions policy for faith schools, the UK Christian think tank Ekklesia has said that the Church's stance is “wholly inadequate” and that “using church-going as a way of assigning publicly-funded school places is wrong and un- Christian in principle.”

  • September 29, 2006

    The UK Christian think tank Ekklesia and the British Humanist Association have today written to Education Minister Alan Johnson asking him to ensure that their guidelines are explicit in requiring teachers to maintain a wholly scientific perspective on the matter of the origin of species by evolution.

  • June 14, 2006
  • June 14, 2006

    The UK Christian-think tank Ekklesia has said that the latest call from the Church of England and other denominations for more emphasis on legally- enforced ‘collective worship' in English schools is misplaced.

  • June 14, 2006

    You cannot make Christian or any other kind of worship mandatory in public institutions, and confusing worship with a collective assembly or with broad spiritual and moral development of school children is a mistake - that has been the response of both religious and non-religious groups to a statement this week from five denominations calling on the government to strengthen daily 'collective worship' in England's publicly-funded schools.

  • December 12, 2005

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has added its voice to teachers' unions and some Christians warning against the possibility of segregation and sectarianism resulting from the UK government's new Schools White Paper.

  • May 25, 2004