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Yes, Britain is a Christian country, says Department for Education

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    Schools will not be forced to teach atheist worldviews on an equal footing with Christianity, according to the Department for Education.

    The department issued guidance today following a recent Judicial Review of the religious studies GCSE. The court found that a particular paragraph in the introduction to the RS GCSE implied that the content of the syllabus was broad enough for schools to fulfil all their responsibilities for teaching religious education at key stage 4. The judge said that RS courses might not include non-religious views and that the introduction was therefore incorrect.

    In a statement, the department said: "Some campaign groups have subsequently tried to claim that this means that non-religious beliefs such as humanism must be taught on a par with study of religion. However the guidance issued by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan today makes clear that schools can continue to prioritise the teaching of major faiths over non-religious world views such as humanism."

    The statement continued: "In addition, the guidance reiterates requirements that non-faith schools must reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are, in the main, Christian while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain."

  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2003
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    While the British culture is not Christian (ask any British Christian) it is, of course, legally Christian because the Church of England (or Scotland) is the official state church.