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Positive interaction: thoughts on the Church of England’s Living Well Together conference

Back in December I had the opportunity to go along to the Living Well Together conference organised by Church of England Education. The conference raised some tough questions about how schools and colleges could better support communities from different faiths and cultures in UK society in “living well together”. Some argued that many young people …

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Who’s in Charge? – The role of the state and family in the nurture of children

Should parents be allowed to withdraw their children from sex education lessons? Should parents be able to determine in what faith setting their children are educated? Should school supply favour parental choice? Should the state attempt to compensate for parental shortcomings? Behind the different views on all these controversies lie often ill-articulated assumptions about the …

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