By Leon Symons, December 11, 2008
A report calling for faith schools to stop selecting on the basis of pupils’ religion has been heavily criticised.
The Runnymede Trust’s report, Right to Divide? Faith Schools and Community Cohesion, says that “if faith schools are convinced of their relevance for society, then that should apply equally for all children”.
It questioned the commitment of faith schools to the government’s social cohesion programme and said: “Too often, there remains a resistance to learning about other faiths.”
Parents, said the report, can use faith as a means of ensuring social