UK forum calls for state funding for religious organizations to tackle social problems

Date 2000/11/4 22:48:02 | Topic: Hindu Press International


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LONDON, ENGLAND: In a UK meeting, Conservatives said they would give churches and other faith communities new opportunities to establish their own full-time schools to teach their religious values along with providing a general education. Already the UK has a state-funded Sikh school. Conservative leader William Hague said, "Close to their communities and offering role models that pupils can identify with, they would be one sure way to guarantee diversity, increase standards and give children the values they need."







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