Call to drop worship

9th July 2010 at 01:00

The Government is being urged to drop laws that require schools to carry out daily acts of "broadly Christian" collective worship. An early day motion tabled by Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert is instead calling for school assemblies to support "shared values" and community ethos. Andrew Copson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association, said: "The law is a clear infringement of the right to freedom of belief, forcing pupils to take part in worship."

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