Faith-segregation 'divisive'

21st April 2000 at 01:00
ALMOST four out of five people believe that separating children according to religious belief is as bad as separating them by colour or accent, says a new survey published today by Bella magazine.More than half of those surveyed think single-faith schools create a divided sciety and 76 per cent say children should be taught about all the major religions. But two-fifths believe religious schools have better discipline and standards - and 8 per cent of parents admitted attending church just to enrol their child in a religious school.


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