Response to SEN critics

Recent events at St Heliers School and appearances on TV of parents from the school who took their complaints to the Human Rights Commission have resulted in a storm of responses from those who support religious indoctrination of young children in secular state...

St Heliers Moves Religious Instruciton Out

St Heliers School in Auckland has moved its religious instruction course to outside of school hours after two parents filed separate complaints to the Human Rights Commission and a third parent made a formal complaint to the school. The parents said the...
Religion in Schools TV Campaign

Religion in Schools TV Campaign

The Secular Education Network (SEN) will be taking our message to the wider community in a nation wide television campaign. We are calling on our supporters to help us in two ways. If you are an animator or know one that may be able to help us we would like to hear...

Complaint against St Heliers School

A parent is complaining to the Human Rights Commission about the Religious Instruction lessons provided for his son’s class at St Heliers School in East Auckland. Roy Warren says his ultimate aim would be to eliminate Religious Instruction from his son’s...
Education Select Committee Presentation

Education Select Committee Presentation

On Friday February 22, 2013, Peter Harrison gave the following speech to the Education and Science Select Committee. Today I am here to represent Rationalists and Humanists. I am here to promote evidence based policy development. I am here to participate in our...

Letter to the Minister

The following letter was written by a member of the Secular Education Network to the Minister of Education recommending repeal of section 78 of the education act that permits schools to run religious instruction. To whom it may concern, I am writing to the Ministry in...