Children at UK Primary School ‘don’t know the difference between Sharia and English law

Nov 22, 2014 by

By A B Sanderson, Breitbart: An emergency report by School inspectors Ofsted has revealed that some pupils at a school in London do not know the difference between British law and Sharia Law. At Mazahirul Uloom School in Tower Hamlets, they found that the curriculum “focused solely” on Islamic themes. It comes only days after another Ofsted report criticised a school in rural Lincolnshire for being ‘too English’. The investigation by Ofsted included six small Muslim...

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Learning the “Our Father” again in Great Britain

Nov 22, 2014 by

By Joanna Bogle, Catholic World Report: When people are brought together for a special service in Britain—on Remembrance Sunday at a local War Memorial, or a Christmas carol service at a school—the service almost always includes the Lord’s Prayer. But over the past years fewer and fewer people seem able to say it. This is especially true of children. For the first time in our country’s long history, we are producing a generation which cannot pray, “Our Father…” No one planned...

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Church school ‘failed to safeguard pupils from Islamic extremism

Nov 20, 2014 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: A top Church of England school is to be placed into special measures after inspectors judged that it had failed to safeguard its pupils from extremism. The Sir John Cass Foundation and Red Coat Church of England school in Tower Hamlets, east London has been criticised by the schools watchdog Ofsted for failing to monitor the activities of an Islamic society set up by sixth-formers at the school. According to the report, leaked to The Independent newspaper, a...

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Church alarm at ‘danger’ of Government’s ‘British values’ test in wake of Trojan Horse row...

Nov 13, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The Church of England has issued a ferocious attack on the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s drive to make schools teach “British values” branding it potentially dangerous, divisive and undemocratic. The Church, which is responsible for the schooling of around a million children in England, voiced alarm that what it sees as a narrow definition of British values introduced in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal is being used as a test of whether people are...

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Church of England schools to promote tolerance for other faiths and lifestyles

Nov 4, 2014 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Church of England has indicated it will comply with new rules that will compel all schools including faith schools actively to promote fundamental British values, including tolerance for other faiths and lifestyles. Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, revealed at the weekend that guidance on new rules introduced in the wake of the “Trojan Horse” scandal in Birmingham will be issued to private schools, academies and free schools this week....

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Faith schools ‘must teach gay rights’

Nov 2, 2014 by

by Sian Griffith, Sunday Times: NICKY MORGAN, the education secretary, is to take on Britain’s faith schools by ordering them to teach pupils to be tolerant of other religions and respect lesbian, gay and transgender relationships. The schools have been warned that those that fail to follow new rules on British values will be judged inadequate and could face closure. The move follows snap inspections by Ofsted at 40 schools, including those for Christian and Jewish pupils. They were launched...

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