Our Members

August 18, 2010

Accord is a coalition of civil society organisations – trade unions, religious organisations, charities and campaigning groups. Our current members include:

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers is a leading education union, representing 160,000 teachers, lecturers, headteachers and support staff.
The British Humanist Association is the principal organisation representing the interests of ethically concerned but non-religious people living in the UK. It exists to promote Humanism and to support and represent people who seek to live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs, it has always taken an active interest in education and schools.
bmsd British Muslims for Secular Democracy is a diverse group of Muslim democrats that advocates civic engagement and good citizenship. It works to promote secular democracy and encourages religous understanding and harmony.
   The Campaign for State Education believes in an education system that is fair to all children, young people and their parents and which has the resources to provide excellent quality. It has been fighting for this for forty years, working with local campaigns and lobbying decision-makers.
Ekklesia is an independent public policy think-tank seeking to examine the role of religion in a creatively critical way. It is rooted in the Christian tradition, but not tied to any one denomination or major church body.
 

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General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches is the representative body of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches in Great Britain. Unitarianism is an open-minded and individualistic approach to faith that gives scope for a very wide range of beliefs and doubts. Religious freedom for each individual is at the heart of Unitarianism. There are 170 congregations and fellowships within the denomination.

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Hindu Academy promotes Hinduism in the UK and works closely with many academic bodies locally and nationally. It is one of the key advisors on Hinduism to the Department of Children, Schools and Families, the Qualification and Curriculum Authority and the Religious Education Council of England and Wales.
The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is a UK-based international charity praying for an inclusive church.
Liberal Youth logo 01.13 Liberal Youth is the youth and student wing of the Liberal Democrats, representing all Liberal Democrat members aged under the age of 26 or attending higher education institutions.

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The Socialist Education Association is an independent socialist educational organisation, affiliated to the Labour Party. For 75 years until after the 1997 general election the S.E.A. was the Labour Party’s think tank on educational matters. Today, following the changes in the structures of the Labour Party, it is committed to working as a critical friend of the Labour Party.
The Runnymede Trust is the UK’s leading race equality think tank. Founded in 1968, it seeks to promote ethnic and racial harmony and challenge discrimination on these grounds.
Young Greens The Young Greens (of England and Wales) is the official youth branch of the Green Party of England and Wales, representing all Party members who are under 30 years old.
 

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Women Against Fundamentalism is a feminist organisation which was launched in 1989 to challenge the rise of fundamentalism in all religions, when battle lines were being drawn simplistically between religious fundamentalists on one side and racists and liberals on the other, leaving no space for women’s voices. WAF includes women from across the world and from a wide range of backgrounds.

The Accord Coalition is a growing organisation and we welcome new members. If your organisation is interested in joining the coalition please send an email to paul@accordcoalition.org.uk.

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