Some parents choose to take their children out of mainstream education while others set up learning spaces for their kids. Young people attend democratic learning communities part-time and most determined educators gather evidence for their centre to become an Ofsted registered school. Democratic, self-directed learning communities are growing in numbers around the UK. They all have one thing in common – children are seen as active participants, capable to manage their lives and learning.
Once more I am writing about religious dialogue. Despite dominating violence discourse I want to share a positive example, this time about Nigeria.
Published on Anglican News.
Saint Mark’s Anglican primary school in Kawo Kaduna, Nigeria, is the only church school in the diocese where prayers and Christian religious subjects are not compulsory for Muslims.
Instead of closing the only church and the attached school when Christians fled the region, the diocesan bishop, newly appointed Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, the Most Revd Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has insisted on a more welcoming approach towards Muslim students. Continue reading