Friday 26 May 2017

Religious education should help children connect, not divide

A vigil for Brussels attacks. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
A vigil for Brussels attacks. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Continuing discussions about the place of religious education in schools raise fundamental questions about the appropriateness of much of what is provided.

A central concern of education is the initiation of students into those aspects of our way of life that are too important to be left to chance.

A critical grasp of the Christian tradition in Ireland is an essential element in the understanding of our cultural heritage and cries out for inclusion in the curriculum in all schools.

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