Ireland completes major step away from religious discrimination

July 27, 2018
Ireland completes major step away from religious discrimination

The Republic of Ireland has enacted legislation that will massively reduce the amount of religious discrimination that can take place in pupil admissions at primary schools.

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Accord calls for stronger protections for LGBT people in Relationships and Sex Education

July 20, 2018
Accord calls for stronger protections for LGBT people in Relationships and Sex Education

The Accord Coalition has urged the Government to amend its proposed guidance on the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education in schools to better promote the acceptance of LGBT people and to give implementation of the guidance a higher priority.

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Call for urgent reform of the relationship between religion and schools in England

July 17, 2018
Call for urgent reform of the relationship between religion and schools in England

A new report by national religion and society expert, Professor Linda Woodhead, and former Secretary of State for Education, the RT Hon Charles Clarke, has called for some major changes in the relationship between religion and schools.

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Accord urges mainstream Jewish voices to defend the promotion of equality and integration within faith schools

July 5, 2018
Accord urges mainstream Jewish voices to defend the promotion of equality and integration within faith schools

A mainstream synagogue has hosted a prayer meeting against the imposition of the teaching of "British values" in schools. In response Accord has reaffirmed the need for mainstream voices to actively support the promotion of equality and integration in faith schools.

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Accord urges negative impact on social inequality from faith school admissions is not overlooked

July 2, 2018
Accord urges negative impact on social inequality from faith school admissions is not overlooked

Accord has urged policy makers to not ignore the socially exclusive impact of religiously selective faith schools, following publication of a new report this weeks that finds England's school system has become more socio-economically inequitable over recent years.

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