If we want a tolerant Scotland, let’s educate children together

As academic research shows some intolerant attitudes are widespread among Catholic school pupils in Scotland, Alastair Lichten says rolling back denominational education is essential to promoting cohesion and equality.

Research into sectarian attitudes by the University of Glasgow’s school of education has added to the growing debate over denominational faith schools in Scotland. The research; covered in The Times (£); found that six per cent of Catholic school pupils wouldn’t want to live next door to Protestants; 37% don’t have any Protestant friends; and 43% wouldn’t be happy if a close relative married someone from another denomination.

The ‘NSS articles’ category contains links to my opinion pieces, written while a campaigns officer or head of education for the National Secular Society, before June 2022. You can read the full original of this article here >>>

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