The Accord Coalition, which campaigns for inclusive education, has welcomed the Supreme Court judgement on JFS, which lessens the power of state-funded faith schools to discriminate in their admissions policy.
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.
A range of faith groups, human rights campaigns, trades unions and other organisations have launched the Cutting Edge consortium to oppose calls for "religous opt-outs" from the Equality Bill currently going through Parliament.
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.