National Secular society urges Labour to end support of faith schools

Sep 19, 2023 by

from Religion Media Centre:

he National Secular Society is mounting a letter writing campaign telling the Labour Party to end support of faith schools. It refers to comments by the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, that he “wouldn’t tinker” with how faith schools are run, and that Labour would be “even more supportive of faith schools” than the current government.

The NSS says supporting faith schools serves religious interests, not those of children. They are inherently divisive, segregate children along religious and ethnic lines, disadvantage children from minority communities and lower income families, and undermine children’s human rights. It has produced a letter template so people can write to their MPs.

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