The Children's Society's 'Fair and Square' campaign, launched today (19 April 2012), aims to ensure that all children in need of a free school meal receive one. We are delighted that Ekklesia and a range of other civic, charity, religious and policy bodies are supporting this important initiative.
Parents and local residents have overwhelmingly backed the head teacher of a Devon school where a young child was reprimanded for upsetting a classmate by telling her she would "go to hell" for not believing in God.
The case of a Sikh pupil suspended from a Welsh school for wearing a wrist bangle is now likely to go to judicial review after the school concerned refused to adopt a more flexible dress policy and is seeking further legal advice.
Trying to make workplaces religion free is no solution to human fears about 'the other', says Simon Barrow, reflecting on recent cases of controversy involving religious dress and symbols in schools and companies.