Earlier this year, when the UK Department for Education issued its new curriculum for GCSE Religious Studies classes, the focus was on: Christianity, Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism. Humanism, a belief system reflected by far more people than some of the religions on that list combined, wasn’t given the same treatment.
That’s why three parents eventually filed a lawsuit against the government (with the help of the British Humanist Association).
Yesterday, in a major decision from Britain’s High Court, a judge ruled that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan (below) was wrong to exclude Humanism from the Religious Studies classes in the country.
From now on, the judge said, explicitly non-religious beliefs will have to be treated the same as religious ones: