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!