MacKay Hannah

Affording parity of esteem: Redressing the balance in moral, philosophical and religious education

Wed 2nd May 2012

, The Royal Terrace Hotel

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The programme will explore how teachers, pupils and parents can get the balance right for young people of all faiths and none and will feature discussions around the right to religious observance and the right to opt out; the role and potential of school assemblies; and the benefits of including philosophy teaching within any religious and moral education.


Patrick Harvie MSP Co-convener, Scottish Green Party

Professor Brian Boyd Director, The Tapestry Partnership

Bente Sandvig Manager, Lifestance/Political Issues, Norwegian Humanist Association

Ewan Aitken Church of Scotland

Dr Claire Cassidy Lecturer, University of Strathclyde

Alex Wood Education Consultant

Dr Andrew Downie Parent

Ian Scott Pupil

Rory MacKenzie former Head Teacher, Balerno High School

Clare Marsh Education Officer, Humanist Society Scotland

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