• January 14, 2010

    The House of Lords has begun the process of revising the Equality Bill this month. Simon Sarmiento is following and reporting on the process in depth.

  • January 11, 2010

    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.

  • January 11, 2010
  • December 23, 2009

    Peace on earth, goodwill to all? Stuff that. Zealots in our misnamed ‘culture wars’ are much keener on promoting discord than harmony. Well, that's how it seems.

  • December 14, 2009

    A unique coalition of faith-based and non-religious organisations is calling on the House of Lords to reject wide exemptions for religious organisations at its second reading of the Equality Bill on 15 December 2010.

  • December 10, 2009

    The concept of non-discrimination lies at the heart of human rights, says Navi Pillay. For this reason, it has been designated the official theme of this Human Rights Day, which occurs every year on the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

  • November 27, 2009

    A Church of England report claims faith schools are better at building community relations than non-religious ones. But other independent research paints a different picture.

  • 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.