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  1. Yesterday, the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) and Conversion Therapy Bill passed its first reading in the House of Commons. The Bill, which was introduced by Labour MP Geraint Davies, would legally ban all therapies aimed at converting a person from a gay to a hetrosexual orientation, whether this takes place in a medical setting or […]
  2. A school without a religious character is set to be merged with a Christian school after a legal bid by local parents to block the merger was dismissed at the High Court. The decision means that Trafalgar College is now set to acquire the Christian ethos of Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, leaving parents with little […]
  3. As part of its package of reforms around Relationships and Sex Education in English schools, being announced today, the UK Government has announced that it will essentially give young people the right to make their own decision about opting out from sex education, once they are mature enough to make their own mind up on the […]
  4. Education about mental and physical health will become compulsory in all English schools, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced. In a press release issued today, Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds MP said that ‘good physical and mental health is at the heart of ensuring young people are ready for the adult world’, […]
  5. Sign up for our free online course at www.futurelearn.com/courses/introducing-humanism. The next run will begin on 23 July. Earlier this year, Humanists UK launched the world’s first massive open online course (MOOC) on humanism: Introducing humanism: non-religious approaches to life. The response has been phenomenal. Over 10,000 people from 120 different countries signed up for the […]