- Adam Leeson
- United Kingdom
Single Faith Schools
Faith schools breed sectarian societies. These are not healthy for integration, and breed lack of knowledge between cultures that are living within the same society. Lack of knowledge/understanding can produce fear, hate, intolerance, many things. Should we let faith schools (and by this I mean ALL faith schools; Catholic, Muslim, Protestant, ALL) create boundaries between people? Should we sacrifice integration for political correctness? If I have children, I want them to go to school with children of ALL backgrounds.
There will always be groups within society where people interact with each other more than others (e.g. People into certain types of music, people of a particular faith, people who speak the same language, etc etc). But isn't this something to minimise? Especially when it involves cultures? Isn't integration important for understanding? And isn't understanding important for loving and knowing the people around you?
What do you think?
Obviously I have quite a negative outlook towards single faith schools. It would be good to hear something positive about them. Its always necessary to hear both sides of an argument.
EDIT: I would like to emphasise that I think multi-faith schools are necessary.