An Eastbourne independent school headmaster complained in mid-October about
‘stifling’ health and safety rules and red
tape that oblige him to vet, among others,
a visiting Church of England bishop for
to comply with government anti-terrorism measures, he had
ask respected senior clergy for advance texts
of the sermons they were due to preach at
the school. He is also unhappy about other
administrative burdens placed on the school
by the Prevent strategy.
Happy humanist Christmas
The Christian Institute
Collecting Christmas gifts
for disadvantaged children is an ‘appalling’ promotion
of Christianity, a humanist group claimed
in the Autumn.
Humanists UK – also known as the British
Humanist Association – warned against a
Christian organisation that sends gifts and
supplies in shoeboxes to children around the
world. This has been an annual complaint by
the Association. Humanists UK claimed that
donors are often left ‘unaware of these ulterior motives’. The group prepared a template
letter for parents to send to schools opposing
Operation Christmas Child.
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