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Non-Christian assemblies.

Non-Christian assemblies.

A London council has become the first to formally encourage its schools to hold non-Christian assemblies. 

Brent council has said its state schools can hold assemblies based on other faiths, the first area to do so. 

Non-faith schools are legally required to hold one Christian assembly a day, but can be exempt if they apply to the local authority's committee for an exemption. 

The Labour-run council's committee, called the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education, has decided to encourage schools to hold multi-faith assemblies which draw on lots of different religions as well as non-religious views. 

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