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The Trouble with Faith in Schools: Campaigning Against Illegitimate Religious Influence in Education

Dr Wareham provided an outline of Humanists UK’s campaigning work on a variety of educational issues (including faith schools, relationships and sex education, collective worship, illegal schools, and Religious Education).

Dr Ruth Wareham is Education Campaigns Manager at Humanists UK. Between 2016 and 2018, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Faith Schooling: Principles and Policies project at the University of Warwick, and has a PhD in the philosophy of education from the University of Birmingham. Her doctoral thesis focused on the moral permissibility of faith schools in liberal democracies.

Prior to entering academia, Ruth spent six years working as a primary school teacher in Birmingham and the West Midlands. She is the co-author of ‘How to Regulate Faith Schools’ (with Professors Matthew Clayton, Andrew Mason and Adam Swift).