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Assisted dying has been raised again as a major social, political and media story over the past few months, so we thought it would be helpful to set out our position as a group working for a more equal, ethical and secular Labour Party. We want to see a more ethical and compassionate law on …
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Research published today by the Fair Admissions Campaign has shown the extent to which state-funded faith schools discriminate in their admissions on religious grounds and its effect on social and ethnic inclusiveness. Labour Humanists is affiliated to the British Humanist Association (BHA) and supports the Fair Admissions Campaign. The research has been launched in map …
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We had a stand at the Labour Women’s Network conference, which brought together delegates including many elected representatives and prospective candidates. At the stand we signed up new supporters and spoke particularly on issues relating to faith schools and on the value of having a growing group for ethical, non-religious people within the Labour Party. …
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Just days after a Tory Minister confirmed the Government’s commitment to expanding the number of state-funded faith schools, the Archbishop of Canterbury has made a statement in support of allowing schools to discriminate in their admissions including on religious grounds. Despite a front page interview in The Times newspaper today where he seemed to support …
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AGM & Meeting Report

November 6th, 2013 | Posted by Editor in Events | News | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Labour should care about the selective and discriminatory admissions policies of state-funded faith schools – that was the resounding message from our meeting. However, more work needs to be done on what would be the most effective actions for Labour to take to address the worsening situation. We had a fantastic turn out for our …
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We have written to Dr Tristram Hunt, Labour’s new Shadow Secretary of State for Education. In our letter to Dr Hunt we set out our position as relates to education and we also ask for a meeting. We warmly welcomed Labour’s commitment to making Sex and Relationships Education compulsory in schools but urged that there …
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Dangers of religious Free Schools

October 24th, 2013 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (0 Comments)

There has been much in the news about the Tory-led Government’s Free School programme recently – with a particular focus on the failings of the Al-Madinah Islamic school in Derbyshire. There have been reports particularly of gender discrimination and unequal treatment of women and girls in the school, including from teachers who said they were …
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18.45 – 19.45, Wednesday 30 October, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE Please RSVP info@labourhumanists.org.uk or via Eventbrite. The religiously selective admissions policies used by faith schools have been under the spotlight, with a particular focus on their effect to segregate children and families by not only by religion but on socio-economic grounds. If they …
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Labour Humanists AGM – Wednesday 30 October

September 28th, 2013 | Posted by Editor in Events - (0 Comments)

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 30 October, 18.20 – 18.35*, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street London WC1H 9JE. Please RSVP info@labourhumanists.org.uk Following the AGM from 18.45, we have organised a meeting with some fantastic speakers, who will be discussing ‘Selective faith schools: should Labour care?’ We would be delighted …
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March for a secular Europe

September 8th, 2013 | Posted by Editor in Events | News - (0 Comments)

Join us on Saturday 14 September at the Secular Europe Campaign’s annual march and rally in Central London. Our chair Naomi Phillips will be speaking on behalf of Labour Humanists from 14.00 on Richmond Terrace, opposite Downing Street. More on the Campaign The “Secular Europe Campaign” is an annual effort that sees many diverse groups …
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