Should religious studies be a compulsory subject?

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Should religious studies be a compulsory subject?
13th October 2014

Plans are underway to change the Religious Studies syllabus to make it compulsory for to learn about at least two world religions.

New Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, said she wants students to gain ‘different perspectives’ on faith.

At the moment, parents can pull their kids out of religious classess.

But should parents have the right?

The National Secular Society sent us this statement. 

Joining the debate on Headline London is Dr Krish Kandiah, The President of the London School of Theology [HYPERLINK]   and Richy Thompson, the campaigns officer for the British Humanist Association. [HYPERLINK ]


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