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‘Religious education in England: A cacophony of views on what to teach children about God’

‘Religious education in England: A cacophony of views on what to teach children about God’

Theos mentioned in The Economist on Religious Education and ‘British public attitudes to all matters spiritual’ 23/07/2018

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‘A cacophony of views on what to teach children about God’:

“IT IS becoming a commonplace that in matters of belief and religion, Western societies are disintegrating into micro–communities that struggle to understand each other. A Babel–like array of introverted faith groups and a secular majority struggle to co–exist, without knowing or even wanting to know much about one another.

In fact, the British public’s attitudes to all matters spiritual are a bit confused, to judge by an opinion poll on a slightly different topic, published this week by Theos, a religious think–tank. Nearly half (47%) the respondents agreed that the world would be a more peaceful place if nobody was religious. But a clear majority (61%) also agreed that “the teachings of religions are essentially peaceful”. Perhaps some education is needed to clarify people’s thinking”.

Read the Full article, ‘A cacophony of views on what to teach children about God’, on The Economist website here 

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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). Outside of Theos, Nick is Visiting Research Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London and a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion

Posted 23 July 2018

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