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People should have faith in RE

The reported axing of staff and trimming of teaching time for RE ("RE doesn't have a prayer after EBac omission", 28 September) is a concern at present where religious illiteracy and limited interfaith understanding leave the field wide open for the growth of elements of fundamentalist fanaticism in our multifaith society. Surely a well taught RE curriculum in and for a multifaith society is crucially important, now more than ever?

David Baldwin, Retired headteacher, Ealing.

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