Letter: Religious education shapes Britain

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The Independent Online
Sir: Many of your readers, including myself, will be appalled by the 'historic agreement' on religious education in our schools between the leaders of Britain's 'six principal religions' (report, 6 July).

While the secular and multi-religious aspects of our society are relatively recent phenomena, Britain's Christianity is an integral and historic part of our nationhood, as well as being the principal faith. Therefore, it is self-evident that any undermining of Britain's Christianity must have profound consequences. Those in authority, including the educational sector, should pay heed; so, too, should our future monarch.

As a Christian country with laws and morals shaped over the centuries by our forebears, we should insist upon our Christian majority's rights.

Yours sincerely,


London, SW7

6 July