The Cutting Edge Consortium, which brings together people of all faiths and none to support the Equality Bill currently going through the British Parliament, has criticised the Pope's recent comments on the issue of discrimination.
The bishops' highly publicised defence of discrimination in the Equality bill damages the image of the church, says Savi Hensman. Their political victory in the House of Lords this week is a moral and spiritual defeat.
The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has been joined by several major organisations in expressing grave concerns over the extent to which taxpayer-funded faith schools can currently discriminate against teaching staff.
The House of Lords this month debates the Equality Bill, starting today (11 January 2010). The Accord Coalition has highlighted "very serious concerns" about the exemptions the Bill contains for faith schools.