Forced worship head resigns

29th September 2006 at 01:00
The principal of a Roman Catholic sixth form college at the centre of a row over forced religious worship has quit.

Maria Williams resigned from St Luke's college in Bexley, south-east London, almost three months after an investigation was launched by the local borough council into claims that the college was "too religious".

More than 100 students had signed a petition earlier this year protesting at the decision to fly a radical pro-life campaigner from the United States to lecture pupils at the school about Christian family values.

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