In March of 2018 the UK government launched an open consultation on their Integrated Communities Strategy green paper, inviting views on the government’s vision for building strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities.
Rt Hon Charles Clarke and Professor Linda Woodhead have made a submission to the consultation, responding particularly to those elements of the green paper that address education and young people. Clarke and Woodhead suggest how the government can get to the place it wants by reforming and updating the 1944 legislation on religion in schools. In their submission they briefly explain how reform of the legal requirement for a daily act of collective worship, for statutory RE, and for admissions to faith schools can contribute substantially to better integration and a more tolerant society.
Their submission in full can be downloaded from the Resources section of this page.