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The British Humanist Association (BHA) employs the country’s only dedicated campaigner against the discriminatory and divisive faith schools system. The BHA is asking for donations so they can continue to have this post. In just the past year, the successes of the Faith Schools and Education Campaigner include: Publishing a landmark report revealing that thousands of …
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Fight back against faith schools

April 18th, 2015 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (0 Comments)

The British Humanist Association (BHA) employs the only dedicated campaigner in the country working on the issue of faith schools. To keep this important position going, the BHA is asking for donations. By giving even a small amount you would be helping to ensure that the BHA is able to keep making significant achievements in …
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Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary has set out his concerns that ‘Ofsted is not allowed to inspect religious teaching in faith schools‘. The issue of faith schools essentially inspecting themselves when it comes to the content of their religious teaching was discussed when Labour Humanists met with Tristram Hunt MP earlier this year, and this public statement from Dr …
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Fight back against faith schools

October 12th, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (0 Comments)

Please show your support for inclusive schools by donating whatever you can in support of the British Humanist Association’s (BHA) Faith Schools Campaigner. Each year the BHA, which is a charity reliant on donations and membership fees, fundraises to retain its fantastic Faith Schools Campaigner, who is the only campaigner working full time in opposition to …
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Very pleased to see Labour’s commitment to education, to a stronger school admissions code, to supporting teachers, to compulsory SRE in every state school. My constituency party Chipping Barnet supports inclusive schools and the best teachers free to teach in any state school. That is why Labour needs to go further and address the issue …
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Earlier this week, represented by Tom Copley AM, we met with Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt. We were pleased to attend that meeting alongside the British Humanist Association (BHA) and the Accord Coalition, to speak about our shared vision for a high quality and inclusive education and schools system. We had a productive meeting …
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‘Faith-based discrimination in employment is unfair on teachers and pupils, unnecessary, and in all likelihood usually unlawful’. That is the key message Labour Humanists and the British Humanist Association (BHA) have put across in our joint submission to Labour’s call for evidence on improving teacher quality. We make comments both on qualified teacher status and …
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If Labour is serious about supporting teachers and improving quality in classrooms, it must have a change in policy to say that no state-funded school is allowed to place a religious requirement on any teaching or non-teaching job. That is the key message set out in an article published on LabourList, Labour’s biggest independent grassroots …
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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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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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