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  1. Legislation introducing compulsory relationships and sex education (RSE) in all English schools has now officially become law, after the Children and Social Work Bill was given Royal Assent yesterday. The change will mean that for the first time all secondary schools in England will have to provide RSE to their pupils, while all primary schools […]
  2. The Church of England has called for a blanket end to the right of withdrawal from Religious Education (RE) – the law allowing parents to opt their children out of the subject to avoid faith-based teaching when it conflicts with their own beliefs – claiming that the right is being ‘exploited’ by certain ‘interest groups’. Chief Executive […]
  3. The Citizens’ Assembly, a public forum of 99 members set up to advise the Irish Government on public ethical issues, has voted 52 to 29 to recommend reform of Ireland’s constitution to allow abortion without restriction for up to 12 weeks, for some reasons for up to 22 weeks, and with no time limit in limited cases. […]
  4. The British Humanist Association (BHA) and Young Humanists have published today a comprehensive guide for non-religious parents and young people, offering support and advice on how to navigate an education system increasingly subject to undue religious influence. The guide comes in the week that parents all over England discovered at which primary school their children […]
  5. In her Easter message, Prime Minister Theresa May has commented that domestically, ‘We must continue to ensure that people feel able to speak about their faith, and that absolutely includes their faith in Christ.’ Responding to the comments, British Humanist Association Chief Executive Andrew Copson said, ‘Theresa May is absolutely right that people should be […]