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28 November 2018 - No More Faith Schools is a national campaign dedicated to bringing about an end to state funded faith schools launched by the National Secular Society. Faith schools have a negative impact on social cohesion, foster segregation of children on social, ethnic and religious lines, and undermine choice and equality. They also enable religious groups to use public money to evangelise to children. This campaign is a platform for everyone who wants to see an inclusive education system, free from religious control. Please sign the petition.
2 October 2018: Autumn edition of Leicester Secularist (No.79) - Should Public Assets be Used for the Indoctrination of Children? - Decline in Church of England & Church of Scotland - Free speech and the Holocaust - Hell & back - The Joy of Tax - George Jacob Holyoake - Louie Croxtall 1914-2018 - these and many other articles in 16 pages of news, comment and reviews from LSS.
7 September 2018: The Commission on Religious Education has published its final report on the future of RE teaching in England.You can read the report and the analysis by the National Secular Society on its website. Please support their efforts to reform RE, and the general direction of this report and write to your MP. You can start with their template letter. Let's take this opportunity to push for true reform and consign confessionalist RE to the history books.
1 September 2018: The Society's Secular Hall Autumn Events Programme (September - December 2018) can now be downloaded here. Includes talks on air pollution by Professor Paul Monks and the Cooperative movement by Dorothy Francis..
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