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One in four UK state schools failing to teach RE to over-14sCountry/Region: United Kingdom, Europe
Religious Education is at risk of disappearing from many schools, with one in four failing to teach it to children aged between 14 and 16.
The National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) conducted a poll of almost 2,000 secondary schools and found that more than 500 are breaking the law by dropping RE at GCSE level. It predicts that this figure will rise by ten per cent next year and says that the introduction of the English Baccalaureate is the key reason.
US high school censors Christian testimony in graduation speech
A high-school graduate was forbidden by his school from delivering nearly half his graduation speech, in which he explained how Jesus had changed his life.
Dutch MP cleared of “hate speech” charges for comments on Islam says is “victory for freedom of expression”
Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician, has been acquitted of charges of hate speech and discrimination for statements he made about Islam.
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #27
Camberley “mega-mosque” appeal rejected in UK;
Sentenced Australian Muslim woman avoids jail;
Defendant in French burqa ban trial sent home;
Operation Nehemiah launches ACTS Christianity pack for UK schools;
Camberley “mega-mosque” appeal rejected in UK
A Muslim group holding extremist views have had their plan to build a huge £3 million mosque in Camberley, England, finally dismissed by local authorities.
Sentenced Australian Muslim woman avoids jail
A Muslim woman in Australia, accused of lying about police trying to tear her burqa off, has avoided jail because her identity could not be proved
Defendant in French burqa ban trial sent home – for wearing burqa
One of the first two women to be summoned before a court in Europe for allegedly wearing face coverings was denied entry because she refused to remove her burqa.