Some things change, some things stay the same…

Last week, the Centre for Policy Studies thinktank published a report about faith schools written by journalist Cristina Odone. Odone argues that the government and a secularist lobby are leading a ‘witchhunt’ against faith schools. You can read her arguments in the report itself or in her blog post at the Guardian’s Comment is Free website. The British Humanist Association has responded and their Director of Education, Andrew Copson, replies on the Guardian website.

On a happier note, the Church of England‘s General Synod has voted to allow women to become Bishops. Well done for casting off an old sexist inequality! I don’t intend to join the church any time soon, but I approve of any organisation becoming more accessible and representative of its members, especially something as notioriously conservative as a religious institution. Here’s to women leading their communities and speaking as equals!

2 Responses to “Some things change, some things stay the same…”

  1. 1 Helen July 8, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Hear hear to the Church of England bit! Thought it might be an ideal blogging topic. Quite why such a fuss has been made about voting women bishops I have no idea, but it’s nice to pass this news on to a wider readership 🙂

  2. 2 Clare July 8, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks for the tip off! Of course, there are some traditionalists complaining but I’m choosing to ignore them because they’re outvoted in this case. 🙂

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