talks & debates
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Religion and Education

Part of For Good or For Ill: How Has Religion Shaped Society?

How does religion shape what we learn at school? Hear from a range of faith leaders and educators about religion in the classroom.

What are the values, teachings and stories which shape the course of learning? Should religion be on the syllabus, or does doctrine have no place on school reading lists?

Speakers in this talk include:

- Patrick Moriarty, a head teacher of a Jewish community secondary school and currently being ordained as a priest

- Jules Evans, policy director at the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University, and author of several books on philosophy, including Philosophy for Life, and the forthcoming, The Art of Losing Control: A Philosopher's Search for Ecstatic Experience.

- Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal MBE DL MPhil, Vice Chair of Staffordshire Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education, leads on the national Islam Awareness Week initiative for the Islamic Society of Britain and has most recently been instrumental in establishing a Quran school for Muslim children in Stafford.

Chaired by Dr Wendy Jones, a writer and whose novels are concerned with issues of faith, the idea of God and the role of the church in a community. Her latest non-fiction book, The Sex Lives of English Women explored in part the powerful role religion has on women's sexuality.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
St Paul's Roof Pavilion, Level 6, Blue Side


Included in Pass
£15, £25

need to know

This event is included in both the Sunday and Weekend Passes, and is part of For Good or For Ill: How Has Religion Shaped Society? Weekend.