It is important that children understand the principles of diverse religions as part of a broad educational programme that encompasses citizenship and cultural awareness. School assemblies that centre around a particular faith should be tailored to suit the schools particular population as a whole or avoided altogether is there is say a 50/50 split of two different faiths..

Why is this idea important?

It is only by understanding how and why different cultures worship in the way they do that children can be taught to live side by side those from a different cultural background. Our society in Britain has changed irrevocably from 20 years ago and we must adapt to the change or risk alienating cultures within our society.

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