• November 27, 2009

    Many people working in faith schools are working for community cohesion, but policies based on religious selection, discrimination and segregation work against them, says Simon Barrow. A different ethos and approach is needed.

  • November 25, 2009

    I had an inspiring evening yesterday while representing Ekklesia at the launch of Cutting Edge, a coalition of faith groups, human rights campaigns, trades unions and others aimed at promoting equalit

  • November 3, 2009

    The Accord Coalition says that the problem with schools admissions is not just people cheating, but policies which themselves discriminate, especially on grounds of religion or belief.

  • October 30, 2009

    A Rabbi and a Christian writer have added their voices to those from both religious and secular quarters calling for a change in admissions policies for faith schools, as the Supreme Court continues to deliberate on the JFS case.

  • October 6, 2009

    The Muslim commentator Inayat Bunglawala has called on the Muslim community to be more supportive of its gay and lesbian members. He suggested that "Muslim and some Christian communities" were not showing "respect and tolerance".

  • October 1, 2009

    As the UN declares caste-based discrimination a human rights violation, Indian Christian leaders have called on the churches to confess that the caste system has not been fully removed from their own communities.

  • August 2, 2009

    The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has said they are to stop work on the proposed ‘Charter for Excellence’ for religious groups running publicly funded services.

  • June 30, 2009

    According to the Catholic bishops of England and Wales, in evidence to parliament on the Equality Bill 2008-9 "unjust discrimination is fundamentally wrong," notes Simon Sarmiento. But what does the prcatice of the churches tell us about its rhetoric?

  • June 17, 2009
  • June 17, 2009

    C of E and the Catholic representatives have told the House of Commons they will fight to maintain their powers to discriminate in cases of employment and against limits proposed in the Equality Bill.