Public overwhelmingly opposes religious discrimination in faith school admissions

November 2, 2016

A new poll co-commissioned by Accord reveals that hard-line religious leaders are at odds with their co-religionists and the Government at odds with voters over the issue of religious discrimination by faith schools.

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Catholic Education Service highlights contradiction at heart of Government’s approach to integration

October 28, 2016
Catholic Education Service highlights contradiction at heart of Government’s approach to integration

The Catholic Education Service has described the consequence of faith Free Schools more readily having a homogenous pupil intake due to the Government's plan to scrap the 50% faith Free Schools religious selection cap as 'dreadful', but simultaneously affirmed support for the proposal.

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Accord meets with Kirsty Williams

October 20, 2016
Accord meets with Kirsty Williams

Accord has expressed its thanks to the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, for meeting with the Coalition in Cardiff yesterday.

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Former Schools Minister reveals Church pressure to prevent inclusive admissions

October 13, 2016
Former Schools Minister reveals Church pressure to prevent inclusive admissions

A former Minister of State for Schools has revealed how coordinated pressure by the Catholic Church scuppered plans 10 years ago to require faith schools to reserve some places for pupils from outside of each school’s faith.

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Government ignoring inclusive religious views due to religious illiteracy

October 7, 2016
Government ignoring inclusive religious views due to religious illiteracy

The Government has been accused of ignoring moderate religious views in its approach to public policy, including regarding faith schools, due to a shallow understanding of religion that considers hard-line religious views as more authentic.

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