Call to Offer Faith Class Choice

March 24, 2008

Author: Hannah Goff

Source: BBC News

Head teachers should allow imams, rabbis and priests to offer religious instruction to pupils in all state schools, teachers' leaders have said.

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) said the move would be a way to reunite divided communities.

The NUT said parents had a right to have specific schooling in their own faith, if that was what they wanted.

But the Church of England disagreed, saying: "Religious instruction belongs with the religious institutions."