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The legal requirement for schools to hold acts of collective worship should be repealed, and replaced by a requirement to hold inclusive times for refection.

Report of The Commission on Religion and Belief: Dec 2015 - Vote in our Poll

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Report of The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public life: Dec 2015

Here is the full report which you can download. Below this is an executive summary.
One of the recommendations, shown at the bottom of the page, affects School Assembly.
Please give us your views on this recommendation by voting in our poll above.

<a href="https://corablivingwithdifference.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/living-with-difference-community-diversity-and-the-common-good.pdf" target="_blank">https://corablivingwithdifference.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/living-with-difference-community-diversity-and-the-common-good.pdf</a>

Spoiler:  Executive Summary (click to show/hide)

One of the recommendation is:

All pupils in state-funded schools should have a statutory entitlement to a curriculum about religion, philosophy and ethics that is relevant to today’s society, and the broad framework of such a curriculum should be nationally agreed.

The legal requirement for schools to hold acts of collective worship should be repealed, and replaced by a requirement to hold inclusive times for refection.

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In reality many schools do not hold an act of collective worship ever, and certainly not one of a broadly Christian nature. No doubt some will argue that their assemblies are Christian because they encompass the values taught by Christ. However, this is not what the current law means.

I believe that school assemblies are important for many reasons but indoctrinating students into one religion or another should not be one of the uses of school assembly.

I therefore welcome this recommendation and hope it is adopted. Such a change would not prevent faith based schools delivering faith based assemblies, but it would enable current practice in most schools to fall within the spirit of the law.

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