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A New Settlement: Religion and Belief in Schools

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cvr-Woodhead_2015This pamphlet arises from the research and debate carried out by the Westminster Faith Debates and the Religion and Society Research programme which gave rise to them. It calls for a re-examination of how religion and belief are taught in British schools. While it isn't primarily interested in radicalisation there is a common understanding that religious education is an important part of the school curriculum in preventing certain kinds of religious extremism. This pamphlet acknowledges that and in particular in pages 45-50 outlines benefits to preventing radicalisation and building community-cohesion through a re-working of the way religious education (RE) is taught in schools.

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