Atheist Parents Take UK School to Court as They Say Assembly Evangelism Breaches Children’s Rights

(The Telegraph) An atheist couple is taking their children’s primary school to the High Court, claiming that biblical re-enactments and praying in assemblies are a breach of their children’s human rights.

Lee Harris and his wife Lizanne have won permission to bring a judicial review against Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) after arguing that Burford Primary School is acting “unlawfully.” …

ODST is a multi-academy trust that runs 33 schools, all of which are Church of England (Anglican) but four, including Burford Primary, which are designated as non-religious “community schools.”

The trust says on its website that it “operates within the family of the Diocese of Oxford,” adding, “We are motivated by our Christian values to serve our local communities, but we do not impose those values.”

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