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Religion and the war on terror

Ewan Aitken is right to point out that the role of the teacher of religious and moral education has never been more important (TESS, September 6).

Arguably, this has been the case since 911; it is undoubtedly so post 77.

However, there are other areas of the curriculum, such as modern studies, that also need to be revisited given the changed international context after 911 and the changed domestic context post 77.

It would be as pointless to study contemporary international relations, as it would be to study 16th and 17th century European history, without recognition of the centrality of religious contexts. Religion as politics and politics as religion is now firmly back on the agenda, domestically as well as internationally.

Bill Ramsay

Albert Avenue, Glasgow

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