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remove the requirement for collective worship in state schools

Comment 2nd July 2010

The legal framework for collective worship can be found in the Education Act 1996 Part V, Chapter III, sections 385-388. Community schools must provide a pattern of worship that is 'wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character' – Education Act 1996 Part V, Chapter 3, section 386 (2).

 

This should be removed. 

 

 

 

Why does this matter?

A decent, civilised and moral society should NOT have a mandatory requirement for schools to have a daily session of colelctive worship to some imaginary god figure. The law is also  discriminatory in that it calls for this worship to be wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character.

The application of religion in schools should be no more than education. Worship is not education but indoctrination.

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