Letter: Let us not pray

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Sir: It is not only headteachers who are concerned about the requirements for collective worship in schools (report, 30 May). The British Humanist Association's call for a review has the backing of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, Action for Governors' Information and Training, the Association of RE Inspectors, Advisers and Consultants, the Values Education Council, and many of our fellow members of the Religious Education Council.

The most recent response to our enquiries from David Blunkett, in March, was vague. In government, and unlike his predecessors, will he now listen to teachers, humanists and people from various faiths? The case in favour of reform is overwhelming.

ROBERT ASHBY

Executive Director

British Humanist Association

London WC1

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