3FF Reports

Encountering Faiths and Beliefs

Drawing on the experience of educational experts working in schools across Britain, "Encountering Faiths and Beliefs" argues that pupils from different backgrounds need to interact with each other to build tolerance and understanding. It proposes several principles for good practice, including:

  • Policymakers need to move beyond ‘multiculturalism’ and towards intercultural education which actually engages with differences between beliefs.
  • Pupils need to be taught skills to deal with controversial issues surrounding belief effectively.
  • Education should tackle challenges different communities are facing, such as inter-religious tensions and prejudice.


For more information about the role of Intercultural Education in schools, download our report Beyond RE: Engaging with Lived Diversity.

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