As a former teacher and (now) school governor, I have taken part in many 'religious' assemblies and RE lessons. All too often assemblies have been uninspiring observances, make-believe rituals that staff and children have had to sit through because the law requires it. With nearly a third of the people in this country having no connection with any church or religion, and with only a minority attending church, compulsory religion in schools is a dishonesty that nobody who has the moral welfare of children at heart should support. Committed Christians should be the first to demand that the teaching of their religion should be left to them and their churches.
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire
31 JanuaryReuse content