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More and better religion, not less

Paul Vallely

by Paul Vallely

Posted: 19 Jun 2015 @ 12:27

Schools need to teach about the real thing now more than ever, says Paul Vallely

Scrap the compulsory act of worship in state schools, the headlines said, after a pamphlet was issued, written by the former education secretary Charles Clarke and the sociologist Professor Linda Woodhead. Their document got a significant amount of coverage - perhaps more than might have been expected from a report that was, as its authors admitted in their conclusion, just the private view of two individuals, albeit informed experts.

We learned two things from this. The first was ...

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