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The trouble with faith (in) schools: campaigning against illegitimate religious influence in education

November 3rd, 2020 7:30 PM   --   9:00 PM

Join Chichester Humanists to hear from Dr Ruth Wareham, who will discuss her work in campaigning against illegitimate religious influence in education.

Dr Wareham will provide an outline of Humanists UK's campaigning work on a variety of educational issues (including faith schools, relationships and sex education, collective worship, illegal schools, and Religious Education).

This will be an interactive session, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. Dr Ruth Wareham is Education Campaigns Manager at Humanists UK. Between 2016 and 2018, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Faith Schooling: Principles and Policies project at the University of Warwick, and has a PhD in the philosophy of education from the University of Birmingham. Her doctoral thesis focused on the moral permissibility of faith schools in liberal democracies.

Prior to entering academia, Ruth spent six years working as a primary school teacher in Birmingham and the West Midlands. She is the co-author of 'How to Regulate Faith Schools' (with Professors Matthew Clayton, Andrew Mason and Adam Swift).

Spaces are limited and registration is essential. To reserve a space for you and your household, please register.

We will be using Google Meet and a link will be emailed to you ahead of the event.

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