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  1. To mark Human Rights Day, Humanists UK along with 144 charities and campaigning organisations has signed a joint letter to Prime Minister Theresa May calling on the Government to protect universal human rights standards. Humanists UK is firmly committed to the promotion of human rights and equality, and opposes any dilution of protections which might […]
  2. The Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted to personally lobbying former Prime Minister David Cameron to drop proposals aimed at tackling illegal, extremist religious schools and safeguarding the children with them. During a debate on education in the House of Lords, the Archbishop conceded that such settings were ‘abusive, ill-maintained…[and] indoctrinated children in an unhealthy way’, […]
  3. In a stunning attack both on the values of non-Christian parents and teachers and on non-church schools, the Archbishop of Canterbury has stated that the education system ‘lacks clear, internal and commonly held values’, and that in ‘schools that are not of a religious character, confidence in any personal sense of ultimate values has diminished’. […]
  4. A teacher has won her tribunal against the religious nursery she was employed at, after it was deemed that her dismissal amounted both to harassment and to direct and indirect discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief and sex. Humanists UK, which campaigns against religious schools discriminating against teachers, has welcomed the tribunal’s decision. […]
  5. A number of Catholic schools in England, as well as the bodies responsible for running them, have been reported by Humanists UK to the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofsted over the alleged unlawful unbalanced treatment of political issues. Humanists UK has identified that the schools concerned have been encouraging families to campaign for further […]