The seminar and report were not intended to be unhelpful; those present were largely positive about RE and its potential, and the discussion and report should be treated as legitimate and possibly useful contributions to an important discussion. It would obviously be helpful if people read the report before commenting on it.
Margaret Holness was also wrong in saying that most standing advisory councils on religious education, include humanist representatives. Only around 50 out of more than 160 in England and Wales include humanists, and in most cases those are co-opted and voteless.
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