Faith Schools Pledge To Teach About Other Religions
From London's Evening Standard:
Faith schools should teach pupils about other religions as well as their own, leaders of the major faiths have said in a statement.This would ostensibly be to "combat prejudice" and "develop respect and sensitivity to others." Any bets as to which group would most likely skirt this initiative, or has the most incentive to do so? The enlightened conclude:
Religious leaders have signed a declaration backing the teaching of not only their own religion, but an awareness of the "tenets" of other faiths in schools.
The signatories to the agreement include the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church, the Muslim Council of Britain, the Board of Deputies of British Jews and Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist organisations.
It encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging and enables them to "flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a pluralistic society and global community. . ."Alas, not all groups seem to appreciate a pluralistic society, much less a global community that does not hew to its version of reality. Hmmm, which group could this be?