Category: Religion & Faith

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‘We respect Islam and gay people’ … The gay teacher transforming a Muslim school

Written By: Liz Lightfoot   15/2/16 Primary teacher Andrew Moffat left his job after a backlash over his sexuality. Now he’s bringing his message ...
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One in four teenagers suffer trolling online

One in four teenagers suffered hate abuse online in the last year, a major report has revealed. A survey of 13 to 18-year-olds found 24 per cent repo...
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British literature needs black and asian women – and not just as a trend

Written By: Saima Mir  28/1/16 It is not lack of talent that stops BAME writers becoming bestselling authors, it is lack of opportunity – but cash...
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Schools which allow face veils ‘could be ruled inadequate’

Schools that allow pupils and staff to wear face veils could be ruled “inadequate” if they hinder learning, the head of Ofsted has said. S...
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Idris Elba Posts Full Text Of Powerful Diversity Speech Online

Written By: Ali Jaafar   21/1/16 Idris Elba has posted the full text of his powerful address to the UK’s Parliament yesterday about the need for g...
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GCSEs And A-Level Exams Set To Be Rescheduled So They Don’t Clash With Ramadan

Written By:  Lucy Sherriff   7/1/16 A number of GCSE and A-level exams look set to be rescheduled to avoid clashing with the Islamic holy month Ram...
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Segregated education must end

Written By: Noreen Campbell  17/12/15 The Peace Walk, uniting hundreds of students in north Belfast last week, has brought Christmas cheer to the ne...
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Shining a light on diversity

Written By: Iram Ramzan  14/12/15 Hundreds of people from Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Jewish communities attended Oldham’s Festival of Light celeb...
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Taking steps towards a ‘racially, ethically and culturally diverse’ workforce – analysis of The Drum’s Diversity Census

Written by Katie McQuater and Katy Young  11/12/15 The Drum explores the results of its Diversity Census – a peer survey to establish the levels of...
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Campaign seeks equality for children in education system

Written By: Carl O’Brien   8/12/15 Almost 85 per cent of people believe the education system should be reformed to ensure no child is excluded ...