Friday, February 24, 2012

What's the Place of Faith in Schools? - Lancaster University Faith Debate - Religion & Society


Professor Linda Woodhead [Lancaster University, Director of the Religion and Society Programme] introduced the debate. Preceded by a welcome by Charles Clarke. 8.45

Professor Robert Jackson [Director of the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, Warwick University] rooted his argument for improving religious education in human rights. 10.16

Professor James Conroy [University of Glasgow] produced evidence that what is happening to RE in schools is “a disaster for Britain”. 11.00

Professor Richard Dawkins [author of The God Delusion], responding, said education about religion has value, but no child should ever be labelled by the faith of her parents. Introduced by Charles Clarke. 11.29

The Rt Revd John Pritchard [Bishop of Oxford], responding, valued good RE and argued for proper recognition and resources. Introduced by Charles Clarke. 9.54

Questions and comments from the audience, and responses by the panel. 52.09

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