Humanists sidelined from religious education discussions

Union flagMid Sussex humanists have been sidelined from discussions on how religious education is taught in local schools.

The West Sussex Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education (SACRE) rejected an application by Mid Sussex resident Andrew Edmondson to join the committee to represent non-religious parents and residents, and promote the inclusion in RE of secular philosophies such as Humanism, which government advice recommends should be taught to make the subject inclusive of all children.

Representatives of the Church of England and teachers supported Mr Edmondson joining the committee. But representatives of the local authority and minority religions including Baptists, Baha’is, Roman Catholics and Quakers voted against. Read article here.

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