Curriculum from Religious Education Council offers blueprint for all schools to follow

October 23, 2013

Accord has welcomed a new curriculum and report into the provision of RE by the Religious Education Council of England and Wales, but is disappointed that it stops short of calling for RE to be made part of a compulsory national curriculum.

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Church of Scotland advocacy of more inclusive assemblies leaves England and Wales further left behind

October 19, 2013

The Accord Coalition has welcomed the call by the Church of Scotland for Religious Observance in Scottish schools to not be instructional and inclusive of different beliefs in society.

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Al-Madinah School highlights inherent risk of freedoms without safeguards

October 18, 2013
Al-Madinah School highlights inherent risk of freedoms without safeguards

Accord again calls upon the government to take urgent action to ensure state funded schools advance an open and inclusive agenda.

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Schools ‘open to abuse by those wishing to blinker their pupils into a single world-view’ writes Accord Chair

October 11, 2013

Chair of the Accord Coalition, Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, has written a comment piece in today’s Independent calling for national guidelines for the teaching of Religious Education in schools, to make them places to educate, not indoctrinate.

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Accord Coalition contests accuracy, balance and intent of Theos faith schools report

October 1, 2013

The Accord Coalition has labelled a new report from the think tank Theos about evidence driving public debate about faith schools, titled ‘More than an educated guess’, as ‘Little more than a whitewash’.

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