Refurbishing faith schools


Commenting on the Times Educational Supplement (TES) report that religious organisations are offloading part of their requirement to fund refurbishments of faith schools onto the taxpayer, Simon Barrow, co-director of the religion and society think-tank Ekklesia, one of the founders of Accord, said:

"We have long argued that the legal and funding arrangements that give particular advantages to faith schools and limit the choice and freedom of belief of parents and children need to be changed - not just on general grounds of fairness, but because they contradict the claims of justice, equality and compassion which the religions themselves lay claim to. The latest TES findings are another example of the need for reform."

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