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Humanists Attempt to Halt ‘Back-door’ Spread of State-funded Religious Schools

posted on November 16, 2012

For The Guardian, Peter Walker considers the importance of a new court case in England that could stop the spread of state-funded religious schools without the option for other institutions in the area. Andrew Copson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association, believes that the schools are a reaction to the declining role of religion in the country: “It’s not difficult to see why churches want to have them – they can continue to get their message across. If people aren’t going to come voluntarily to their churches, they can get people in schools, where they have to be.”

Read at The Guardian