HSS Comment on Religion in Schools

Early this week, a leading academic voiced concerns in the Herald that the place of religion as a legitimate subject of study in Scottish schools is being challenged by popular atheists.

Professor Robert Davis, head of Glasgow University’s school of education, called on teachers to maintain the “rightful place” of religion in the school curriculum.

Clare Marsh, Education Officer for the Humanist Society Scotland, is printed in today’s letters pages opposing the article. She said,

“The time has surely come for all schools, denominational as well as non-denominational, to welcome all children regardless of creed and to offer them the option of two curriculums; one based on religious teachings or one based on philosophy and moral education”

The full comment can be read on www.heraldscotland.com. Feel free to leave your own voice in support.

If you missed the previous articles they are called “Academic Hits Out at Atheism in Schools.” and “Resist These Attempts to Marginalise Christianity



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