Collective school worship/religious observance report featured by the BBC

Findings of research network suggest government consider changes to collective worship/religious observance in schools.

A report entitled ‘Collective Worship and Religious Observance in Schools: An Evaluation of Law and Policy in the UK’, based on the findings of an AHRC research network led by Professor Peter Cumper (Leicester Law School), and Dr Alison Mawhinney (Bangor University), has been publicised by the BBC.

The report, which recommends that governments in the UK should consider afresh the rationale underlying the duties on schools to provide an act of collective worship/religious observance, suggests that if no rationale can be found for such a collective activity in schools, then the current duties should be revised or abolished.

More details of the AHRC Research Network, including a copy of the Report

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