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21 November 2016: The Leicester Mercury reports that the City Mayor's office has responded to the open letter from the President of Leicester Secular Society, Gush Bhumbra. Councillor Sarah Russell, assistant city mayor for schools, speaking on behalf of the council said: "We're not supportive of government plans to introduce further selection in school, whether that's on academic ability or faith. Children need to learn alongside one another and there are some fantastic schools in Leicester that have faith as part of their ethos but educate pupils from a wide range of backgrounds." The council would be "responding" to the consultation.

12 November 2016: An open letter from Leicester Secular Society President Gush Bhumbra has been sent to the City Mayor urging the Council opposed allowing schools to select all their pupils based on the religion of their parents. The issue has also been featured in the Leicester Mercury.

9 November 2016: Leicester Secular Society President Gush Bhumbra has urged members and supporters to endorse an open letter calling on the Prime Minister to abandon proposals to allow new "faith" schools to religiously select 100% of their places.

18 September 2016: Autumn edition of Leicester Secularist (No.73)) - Threats to freedom in Britain, Medieval Ledecestre, Brexit and Kinky Sex at Secular Hall - these and many other articles in 16 pages of news, comment and reviews from LSS.

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Since its foundation in 1851 Leicester Secular Society has campaigned for secularism and against all religious privilege. We are for separation of church and state, and against sectarian state schools.

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