Jews challenge Ofsted over threats to religious values

Jul 1, 2018 by

from The Christian Institute:

Thousands of Jewish people have called on the Government to protect their religious freedom, in the face of opposition from Ofsted.

Some 7,000 Orthodox Jews met in London to challenge the ‘British values’ ideology.

Following on from the mass meeting, Roman Catholic author and journalist Catherine Pepinster warned that Ofsted must respect religious beliefs.

‘Impinge’

Rabbi David Frand, president of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, noted the privilege of living in a “tolerant country with a Government that has repeatedly pledged to safeguard religion and religious practice”.

But, he said, “there are influential secular forces seeking to impinge on our rights”.

He said the meeting – where rabbis, parents and teachers joined together in prayer – was held in the hope that they could continue to practise their religious beliefs “for generations to come”.

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