My colleague Jonathan Bartley, co-director of Ekklesia, is debating church schools with John Hall (ex-head of the Church of England Board of Education, now Dean of Westminster) and Jeremy Craddock, Dean of Emmanuel College Cambridge, in central London. The meeting takes place on Tuesday 27 November 2007 at 1.05pm, St Mary le Bow Church, Cheapside, London, EC2V 6AU.
As a think tank we have been critical (both theologically and educationally) of selection by religion and discriminatory practices in employment, admission and equalities in faith schools - backing inclusive community education. The Church remains resistant to such agendas. It should be an interesting discussion, and I will be there - although not contributing from the platform.