Watch the ‘controversial’ advert of the weekend. Celebration of faith and diversity in Britain or forcing a religious agenda on a largely secular society?
The Guardian view on religious education in schools: don’t trash it, transform it
Religion’s place in modern society has been long debated and new advice has come out regarding religion in school.
I shall read it in full tomorrow but the Guardian comments on the need for good RE in scools. I’d go a step further and suggest it’s not just about enhancing community and fostering a better world view, but teaching critical readings and debate. Creating a safe environment for views to be explored fully.
A common statement made is that religion should be taught in the church (or other centre of faith), but I say that is exactly where it shouldn’t exclusively happen.