Fair Schools for Oldham
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2021, 19:30 - 21:00
Around a third of publicly funded schools are faith schools, with a wide range of abilities to discriminate based on and promote their religious ethos. These schools also influence practices across the education system. But it doesn't need to be this way, our many fantastic community schools show how we can move towards a secular, inclusive education system.
The National Secular Society's Alastair Lichten, will talk about the Society's No More Faith Schools campaign, along with their other education focused campaigns. The talk includes advice on activism and is engaging and informative for those with all levels of pre-existing knowledge on the subject.
Alastair Lichten is the Society's head of education. He joined the NSS in 2014 to work on a variety of their campaigns, before focusing on education and currently coordinates the No More Faith Schools campaign.