Have you used a faith-based public service?

// 25 July 2011

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Correction made on 26 July 2011 (see first comment below).

In May 2011, the launch of the Sexual Education and Relationships Council was announced. Founding members of this council include the anti-abortion groups Right to Life and Life, along with the pro-abstinence Silver Ring Thing.

Masters Human Rights graduate, Lindie Heeralall, from Birkbeck College is writing a feature article about religious organisations being funded to provide public services and would like to interview people who have had personal experience of using a faith-based sexual health or other public service.

The main aim is to reveal whether religion in public service does or does not make any difference to the client experience and whether faith organisations are able to deliver equitable, good quality, non-judgemental support to people of all backgrounds.

Lindie has also stated that views can be presented anonymously if required and that newspapers will be approached for publication on completion of the article.

You can e-mail religionandhealth[at]gmail.com for more details.

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Education For Choice // Posted 26 July 2011 at 12:02 pm


As a pro-choice charity we are obviously concerned about who is providing public services and sex and relationships education and would therefore urge people to contribute to this research. However, we think it’s important to note that the ‘SRE Council’, which, as you rightly point out, has a number of groups opposed to comprehensive SRE, is not a Conservative initiative and was not launched by the government. It was referenced by Michael Gove but has in fact been set up by the groups involved (not to be confused with the Government’s sexual health forum: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/may/24/abortion-sexual-health-coalition)

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