Four stories you may have missed this week

1. The Welsh Government announced plans that would allow for inclusive education in faith schools

This week, the Welsh Government proposed a right for parents whose children attend faith schools to demand an inclusive, broad-based alternative Religion, Values, and Ethics curriculum that includes humanism – the most most progressive change in this area of law in the UK for 75 years.

2. The international humanist community came together to support Mubarak Bala 

Humanists International announced a global week of protest to mark one week since Mubarak Bala, the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was arrested in his home following allegations that he insulted the Prophet Muhammad on social media.

3. Sudan set to criminalise those carrying out female genital mutilation 

Sudan announced plans to outlaw female genital mutilation (FGM) – a country thought to have one of the highest rates of FGM in the world.

4. Humanists UK called on the UK Government to legislate for inclusive assemblies

Following the first of a series of online assemblies on a new government-funded learning platform – which included a message from the Archbishop of Canterbury telling children it ‘is God who gives us the strength’ – Humanists UK called on the Government to legislate for assemblies that are inclusive of the whole school.

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