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Swedish Minister asks whether it’s time to ban faith schools

Swedish Minister asks whether it’s time to ban faith schools

Amid reports that some schools are segregating boys and girls, Sweden’s Minister for Upper Secondary Schools, Aida Hadzialic, above, has suggested that the country needs to discuss whether to ban religious schools. According to The Local, the Minister is calling for multi-party talks in parliament to discuss how to: Really guarantee that school classes are […]

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The thin fabric

The thin fabric

Well this has been a shock. I don’t know why I wasn’t more prepared for the Brexit win – just a foolish trust in people’s reluctance to vote for unabashed xenophobia, I guess. I thought the UKIP poster, above, that coincided with the murder of Jo Cox last week would be a turn-off, for one […]

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Superstitions Ancient and Modern

Superstitions Ancient and Modern

I was surprised to read in a recent issue of the Freethinker that its founder pledged to ‘wage war against Superstition in general’. I had assumed that it was only concerned with the “Christian Superstition” and its contents had not led me to think otherwise. Recently I gave a talk with the above title and […]