The Big Question

Angie Lawrence
Single mother
All schools include citizenship in their curriculum. I know of
Christian schools that help young people manage in our
multi-cultural society. I wasÊeducated at Roman Catholic
schools. This did not make me intolerant. Other issues are bigger
contributors to breaking down cohesion.

Len Smith
Gypsy activist
Single faith schools are fine, so long as they follow the same
curriculum as all other schools. Their religious teaching should be
focused on their faith but should cover other faiths. On the other
hand, mainstream schools are probably lacking in their coverage of
faiths and ethnicities.

Nasrin Parvaz

Iranian refugee
The teaching of any religion in schools is wrong. Children are not
born with religion – it is taught socially. Teaching religion is a
form of brain washing. It is far better to keep religion out of
schools and let people discover religion, if they wish to, in their

Joan Scott

Action Unlimited
Schools should be mixed faith so that people can learn from each
other and can also practis e their own religion freely. Children
should be treated equally and schools should encourage them to talk
about different religions and about living together in the

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