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Religion and equality
Religion and equality

Schools in the UK have been subject to regulation concerning religious worship and religious education since early in the twentieth century. The current framework was essentially established in the 1940s. As society becomes more diverse, and the nature of religious belief and practice evolves, questions have been raised about the future of religion in schools, which query how fit for purpose are requirements such as a daily act of worship or public funding of faith schools. Some argue that the place of religion in education reflects outdated attitudes and is in urgent need of transformation (Dinham and Shaw, 2015). Terrorists linking their acts to religion, and the radicalization of a small number of children, have further sharpened the focus ...

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