Law and religion round-up – 4th August

As July drew to a close, the Government’s overall majority was reduced to one and the silly season started getting into full (golf-) swing…

Christian assemblies in schools

The High Court has granted Lee and Lizanne Harris permission to launch a judicial review against the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust over collective worship at Burford Primary School. According to The Guardian, they withdrew their children from assemblies, and argue that the school has refused to provide a meaningful alternative of equal educational worth for pupils withdrawn from Christian worship. Instead, according to the parents, the children were put in a room with an iPad and supervised by a teaching assistant. Continue reading