Friday, 27 March 2009

Education: End the Religous Divide

Accord: it's a Good Thing.

It's simply a campaign aiming to ensure that faith schools cannot discriminate against non members of that faith when considering admissions or employment applications.

This is my idea of a secular society. I don't care if people of faith manage schools as long as they don't prevent my children going to them, stop my friends being employed in them or teach the kids unbalanced stuff about religion, science or personal relationships. & I'm happy to say lots of religious people agree, as well as atheists and agnostics.

Now they need your help.
In the coming weeks the government is bringing forward its Equality Bill, many of whose clauses directly affect the issue of inclusivity and exclusivity in education. Accord's aim is to make sure that it removes the exemptions that allow faith schools to discriminate in their admissions, curriculum and employment practices.

They need as many supporters as they can get. Join their list of supporters by registering here for regular email updates and campaign news. & do post it on your own blog if you have one.

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