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Faith in Schools?

04 June 2019, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

UCL Festival of Culture 2019

Few questions bring out more passion than that of faith in schools, both in terms of having religious education in schools and in terms of trusting schools with such a subject.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

UCL Festival of Culture team

Location

IAS Common Ground
Wilkins Main Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

A particularly contentious area is the presence and role of schools with religious character, commonly known as faith schools. A key concern around such schools is their widely assumed mono-religious character – thus, they are seen as not doing enough to prepare young people for life in a multi-cultural, multi-religious Britain. The issue has been more often debated in theory than with empirical evidence. The session will share findings of a small scale research project exploring religious diversity in schools with religious character, focusing in particular how Anglican and Catholic schools respond to religiously diverse student body.

This event is part of the UCL Festival of Culture, a packed, five-day programme of free talks, panel discussions, screenings, performances, and tours. Join us to discover, discuss and be inspired by the exceptional breadth and quality of the arts, humanities and social sciences at UCL.

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