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Wrecking church schools

The Christian Institute, in mid-June, strongly criticised a raft of proposals on religious education from former Education Secretary Charles Clarke.

The Christian Institute

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Charles Clarke | photo: policy exchange

It claims that the plans would ‘wreck church schools’, further secularise the education system and lead to the compulsory teaching of non-theistic views such as humanism and atheism within RE. The wide-ranging plans include Government control of religious education in church schools, and requiring all schools to teach humanism – a belief system held by just 15,067 people, according to the 2011 Census.