What a roller coaster of a year 2015 was – especially if you teach about religion. The frenzied debate about free speech post-Charlie Hebdo, spate of ISIS terror attacks and, yes, Donald Trump, propelled classroom practitioners like me into relentless … Continue reading What should we teach about Islam?
This article was published in ‘On Religion’ on Thursday 27th August 2015. It can also be read here. ‘God is great!’ That was one of the praises sung by thousands of Muslims at a convention in south east England last … Continue reading A figure shrouded in controversy – will the mystery ever be solved?
We are already a third of the way through Ramadhan and I’m happy to say that none of my three children, including the eldest who is 13, have observed a complete fast. I haven’t allowed them to. This might be surprising … Continue reading Why I don’t allow my children to fast
This article was published on ‘Times Online’ on 3rd September 2010. I remember attending secondary school when at the end of one assembly, all pupils were presented with a copy of the New Testament. I also remember being horrified when … Continue reading A very un-Christian church