Faith schools urged to broaden RE teaching
Faith schools should teach pupils about other religions as well as their own, leaders of the major faiths said in a statement today.
Religious leaders have signed a declaration backing the teaching not only of 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.
The joint statement with the Department for Education and Skills says that religious education enables pupils to "combat prejudice" and helps pupils to develop respect and sensitivity to others.
The agreement commits faith schools to using the non-statutory National Framework for Religious Education, drawn up in 2004, which encourages the teaching of the tenets of the five major religions.
"We believe that schools with a religious designation should teach not only their own faith but also an awareness of the tenets of other faiths," the statement said.
"We are fully committed to using the framework in developing the religious education curriculum for our schools and colleges."
My school covers a fair bit on the main religions but i would prefer if they did less christianity because we do it every year and we basically know it. i think its unfair on Sikhism and hinduism they arent really covered much in my school. Islam is done for AS and judaism is done for GCSE. and in both they do christianity.
They should teach Jedi...its practically a religion here anyway...you only need 50,000 ppl to register as a follower..and i think they got that much already!!!
May the Force be with You...
sorry outsider but i dont think that jedi will work especially anytime soon lol
most people arent ready to register ase jedi. lol