Comments: Opinion - 4 June 2016

A big clap for Theo Hobson.

I think linking school places to baptism might be OK though.

Posted by Kate at Saturday, 4 June 2016 at 11:29am BST

"I think linking school places to baptism might be OK though."

You mean like the segregation they had in the United States?

Access to education and school places, in my opinion, should never be made conditional on a person's faith or lack of it.

At least, not when the state is financing the operation.

If a church chose to fund and run its own school, then best of luck to them. Otherwise, school places should be available regardless of whether a family is Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Rastafarian, Pagan, Atheist, Agnostic, Transhumanist, Mormon, or whatever.

We need more integration, not less. It is only my view, but I think faith schools are the wrong idea, in a multicultural society.

Posted by Susannah Clark at Saturday, 4 June 2016 at 6:01pm BST

Not specifically on this piece, but I couldn't find anywhere else to put this!

I am very surprised that you haven't mention the Church Times leading article about the dangers that the referendum poses to society. This is the first time I have seen this expressed so clearly and indeed bravely. It is totally unnecessary and was designed to take pressure off Cameron from his extremists on the right. Manifestly failed in this. Just caused chaos and uncertainty

Posted by John Wallace at Saturday, 4 June 2016 at 10:12pm BST

Well. here's the link to the Church Times leading article:
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2016/3-june/comment/leader-comment/this-referendum-serves-no-one

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Sunday, 5 June 2016 at 7:21am BST

"When one extends the hand of friendship to another, a third may pull away"

I was reminded of this saying, as I read the article/letter of Bishop Paul Bayes of Liverpool. Very sad. Kyrie eleison.

Posted by JCF at Thursday, 9 June 2016 at 10:50am BST
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