Survey finds most people oppose letting faith schools select all pupils by religion

May 31, 2017 by

by Eno Adeogun, Premier. The majority of the general public want new faith schools to maintain their current selection cap which limits schools from not selecting more than half of their pupils on religious grounds. The poll commissioned by the Accord Coalition found that four out of every five...

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The Marxist Revolution is alive and well – in your child’s school

May 14, 2017 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: What are they teaching your children? Are they teaching them how to think – or what to think? Worse, are they monitoring you by trapping your children into answering intrusive questions about your private opinions? Do you know? You may think that the crazy ideas of...

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Not just an optional extra –RE that prepares children for life in the 21st Century

Apr 28, 2017 by

by Derek Holloway, Church of England Education Office: The Church of England has approximately 4700 schools of which about 200 are secondary including Middle Schools. We educate roughly a million pupils each year. We work in partnership through our dioceses to support schools. Church schools are...

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Heads back CofE call to ban parents withdrawing children from RE

Apr 28, 2017 by

by Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week: Headteachers have backed Church of England plans to ban parents from withdrawing their pupils from religious education, claiming it is being exploited by ‘interest groups’ and those seeking to incite religious hatred. Under current rules, parents have the right...

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Ban parents from pulling children out of religious education classes, Church of England says

Apr 27, 2017 by

by Camilla Turner, Telegraph: Parents should be banned from pulling their children out of religious education classes because they are preventing students from learning about Islam, the Church of England has warned. Derek Holloway, the Church’s lead on religious education (RE) policy, said...

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Churches grapple with questions of survival through research

Apr 12, 2017 by

A major new doctoral initiative aimed at equipping leadership in the non-western and persecuted church has been launched by two leading academic institutes – the Oxford Centre for Religion in Public Life (OCRPL) and the Theology department of the South African University of Stellenbosch. The...

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