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Catholic teachers told to accommodate Muslim students

03 July 2014 | by Liz Dodd | Comments: 0

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS with a majority of Muslim pupils should provide them with prayer rooms and allow them to adapt their uniforms, according to a leading Catholic expert on Islam.Speaking at a Catholic teachers’ conference, Dr Chris Hewer, former interfaith adviser to the Anglican Bishop of Birmingham, said that Catholic schools have a vital role to play in combating religious segregation and stopping their Muslim pupils becoming radicalised.His comments come after the Diocese of Salford transferred a Catholic primary school in Blackburn to the Church of England after it emerged that the overwhelming majority of pupils were Muslim.Dr Hewer addressed teachers at a conference on 27 June held to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Teachers’ Enterprise in Religious Education, a ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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