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What's the Place of Faith in Schools?

Speakers:

Professor Linda Woodhead [Lancaster University, Director of the Religion and Society Programme] introduced the debate. Preceded by a welcome by Charles Clarke. 8.45

Professor Robert Jackson [Director of the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, Warwick University] rooted his argument for improving religious education in human rights. 10.16

Professor James Conroy [University of Glasgow] produced evidence that what is happening to RE in schools is “a disaster for Britain”. 11.00

Professor Richard Dawkins [author of The God Delusion], responding, said education about religion has value, but no child should ever be labelled by the faith of her parents. Introduced by Charles Clarke. 11.29

The Rt Revd John Pritchard [Bishop of Oxford], responding, valued good RE and argued for proper recognition and resources. Introduced by Charles Clarke. 9.54

Questions and comments from the audience, and responses by the panel. 52.09

See also original site, where you can choose to listen to podcasts of individual speakers instead if you prefer.

TAGGED: EDUCATION, FAITH SCHOOLS, RELIGION, RICHARD DAWKINS


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