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This summer the spotlight has been on religious discrimination in admissions to state-funded faith schools. We have argued that selection by faith schools is often, in practice, discrimination against children and families along class and ethnicity lines, as well as particularly against the non-religious. See, comment on and vote for our submission to Labour’s policy …
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London Assembly Member Tom Copley and Labour Humanists have made a joint submission to Labour’s policy review on admissions to state-funded faith schools. We want Labour’s policy commissions urgently to consider and address the growing problem of selection and discrimination by state-funded faith schools, and make fair, inclusive admissions a manifesto commitment. Read our full …
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We have made two submissions to Labour’s policy review on behalf of our members, which will be considered by Labour’s policy commissions. The first is on secular public services and the second on Lords reform (Bishops in the Lords). Labour’s Your Britain policy site allows you to make comments on submissions and also vote in favour …
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My Lords, today we speak up on behalf of the silent majority, for those of us who do not attend any place of worship, whether church, mosque or synagogue. It is a silent majority, whose full contribution to British society has perhaps been unsung for too long. In contrast, we find that religious voices are …
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Labour Humanists’ Chair Naomi Phillips writes for political website politics.co.uk on the need for Labour to break its silence and speak out against discriminatory faith schools.

Some ideas for Labour’s policy review

July 12th, 2013 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (2 Comments)

Labour’s policy review provides a unique chance to influence Party policy. We are working on our formal responses to the review, all of which are aimed to help to create a more equal, ethical and secular Labour. In brief, we would like Labour to consider the following policy options: Faith schools Labour’s policy towards schools …
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Fantastic news on humanist marriage

July 9th, 2013 | Posted by Editor in News - (0 Comments)

On Monday 8 July the Government agreed to set in motion moves which would see humanist marriages be made lawful in England and Wales, as they have been in Scotland since 2005. This is a hugely significant change and one which we are delighted about. We have been working closely with the British Humanist Association …
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Tory education chief Michael Gove has colluded to hand over control of thousands of nominally secular state schools to the Church of England. In an unprecedented and totally unnecessary move, Church of England academy chains will have a new ability to incorporate community schools. The Government has given assurances that the Church would not be …
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We were busy speaking to people and signing up new members at the British Humanist Association‘s annual conference, held in Leeds 7-9. The conference had an absolutely fantastic programme, with speakers moving from philosophy and chemistry, to astronomy, literature and media sexism. You can have a look at what happened on Twitter and searching for #BHALeeds. Our …
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We support the Fair Admissions Campaign

June 6th, 2013 | Posted by Admin in News - (0 Comments)

A new campaign has launched which wants all state-funded schools in England and Wales to be open equally to all children, without regard to religion or belief. The Fair Admissions Campaign has support from a wide coalition of individuals and national and local organisations, including theBritish Humanist Association (BHA). We are affiliated to the BHA and fully support …
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