Thursday, May 15, 2008


A comment supporting the new parliamentary human rights report, which argues strongly for children to be given the right to opt-out of acts of collective worship that are, astonishingly, still mandatory in publicly-funded schools here.


Robert said...

My kids school no longer teaches any religion, it cannot half the school has another religion so it tried to have all faiths taken into consideration, a parent meeting decided to stop all religious practice worked pretty well so far

Simon Barrow said...

Good teaching about belief systems, both religious and non-religious is IMO vital for the health of a plural society. But that is different to worship and confessional teaching, which is the job of the faith communities, not schools.