Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Richard Dawkins on The Big Debate (Video)

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of experts come together to debate the controversial subject of religion in Britain's schools.

The role of religion in education is a subject rarely out of the headlines. Despite Britain's multi-faith society, schools are still required to include a collective act of worship of a Christian nature, while faith schools and religious academies have raised fears about community cohesion and covert selection.

Claims by some religious educationalists that faith is the best way to teach moral values is challenged by others in schools who believe religious morality to be outdated and dangerous.

Dimbleby is joined by Professor Richard Dawkins, Schools Select Committee chairman Barry Sheerman MP, and a multi-faith studio audience.


suzychen said...

This really makes my blood boil. Religion doesn't belong in school. That's it. No debate, no controversy. It just doesn't belong there.

Naj said...

as a child, our school is subjected to religion and as a result, the class was divided by their own religious beliefs. since i belong to the largest group, that was a big hurdle for me. but now i'm wondering how the others felt. especially the one who is alone because no one shares her belief.

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