This is a reprint of an article I wrote for the University of Birmingham student paper ‘Redbrick.’ The original is available here.
Learning about sex, contraception, abortion, sexuality and stable relationships is an undoubtedly necessary part of children’s school education. What is less certain is the position religious values should take in this. Some argue that children should learn about these important issues without being influenced by ‘outdated’ religious values. Others maintain that schools with a religious ethos should be able to at least tell students what their religious faith teaches on these matters. Continue reading