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My name is Richy Thompson and I'm the Campaigns Manager at the British Humanist Association. Currently the BHA employs the only dedicated Faith Schools Campaigner in the country. He's called Jay Harman and I'm fundraising so that we can secure his salary for the remainder of 2015. I need you to give a gift towards us continuing this work to stop and reverse the spread of 'faith' schools.

One third of state funded schools in this country are religious and they are legally able to discriminate in admissions, employment, and the curriculum. How can it be right for a four year old to be refused admittance to her local school because her parents are of the 'wrong' religion, or no religion at all? This situation is all too common. So please, help us stop this - donate today in order that we can stop these archaic practices.

Jay also leads the BHA’s policy work on evolution and creationism, religious education, PSHE and sex and relationships education, and collective worship. Some of our successes over the past year can be seen in the image gallery below. 

Over 7,000 schools are religious schools, and their numbers have risen dramatically in recent years. These schools are able to discriminate in their admissions policies, only admitting pupils of one denomination or one faith when oversubscribed. They are able to refuse to employ someone in any subject – whether maths, PE or even science – because of their religion or lack of belief. And they typically teach that one particular faith is true and all other beliefs are false. And yet they are virtually entirely funded by the state. This has to change.

We want to see every school become fully inclusive of all pupils, parents and staff, regardless of their religion or belief, with young people growing up in diverse, harmonious school environments, leading them to support diverse, harmonious communities. 

Please, can you donate today so that this work may continue?

Donations will be used to ensure we can employ our dedicated campaigns officer for another year and fund his campaigning activities. If any money is donated beyond our target, this will be kept in a restricted fund and spent on BHA education campaigns.

If you’re a UK taxpayer, please also indicate that the BHA can claim Gift Aid on your donation so that we can reclaim 25p tax from HMRC for every £1 you donate.

Thank you so - this work is important and by supporting it with a donation YOU are helping to make a difference. 

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Donations 992

Donation by David Powell on 21/05/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Steve Ashworth on 20/05/15

£10.00

Whether s child is admitted to a taxpayer funded state school should not depend on their parents believing, or claiming to believe, in the school's favoured deity or deities. This injustice must end.

Donation by Andrew Shilling on 11/05/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 29/04/15

Keep up the great work. It is so important for our society that we abolish these outdated, divisive, unrepresentative institutions. If we could give more, we would.

Donation by Ian on 28/04/15

£20.00

Thanks for highlighting this important issue and for taking action.

Donation by Lucy on 28/04/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with the campaign.

Donation by Jenny Fitzgerald on 27/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by John Elliott on 27/04/15

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

A more inclusive society starts with education.

Donation by Bryn Richards on 26/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

I look forward to the day when there are no faith schools dividing our society.

Donation by Anonymous on 25/04/15

£10.00

Donation by Derek Clarke on 25/04/15

£50.00

Donation by Audrey on 25/04/15

Donation by Anonymous on 25/04/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

such an important issue now and for the future, keep up the good work

Donation by Judy White on 25/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Continuing success in your endeavors. Sam

Donation by Sam Feld on 24/04/15

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Donation by Anonymous on 23/04/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Meh, thought I'd round it up!

Donation by Steven on 23/04/15

£8.48

+ £2.12 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/15

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Donation by peter rees on 22/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/15

£20.00

Donation by Seb James on 22/04/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A worthy cause!

Donation by Steven on 22/04/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/15

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£31,636.40
  • Offline donations£3,746.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£35,382.40
  • Gift Aid£7,160.00

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