Tuesday, February 17, 2004


Well, it's only fair says a British public policy group:
Children should learn about atheism in religious education lessons as part of moves to make the subject more relevant to the modern world, according to a report from a think-tank with close ties to New Labour.

Indeed, the subject's name should be changed from religious education to religious, philosophical and moral education, says the study published this week by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Guidelines for schools on how to teach the beliefs of atheists, agnostics and humanists are being drawn up by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, which is also working on the first national framework for RE with the Department for Education and Skills.

There is an "urgent" need to address the "pro-religious" and "anti-science" (always the same thing, of course) curriculum, you see.

[Link via LRC]

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