Humanists win Religious Education court case
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26-11-2015, 03:33 AM
Humanists win Religious Education court case

The UK secretary of state for education made "an error of law" in leaving "non-religious world views" out of the new religious studies GCSE, the High Court has ruled.

There was "a breach of the duty" to ensure the school curriculum reflected the pluralistic nature of the UK.

For those of you not in the UK. Religious studies can be taught in schools to exam level. From next year, the new GCSE (exam curriculum) would have required pupils in England to study two religions but not humanism. The humanist families backed by The British Humanist Association argued that excluding humanism may lead children to believe religion "has a monopoly on truth and on morality".

The High Court agreed.

To be fair, so did 28 religious leaders..........but then I guess that they would do as there is also an implication that one particular religion might be perceived as having a monopoly on truth and morality. Can't go shooting themselves in the foot can they?
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