More and better religion, not less
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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