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Christian school drops Christian hymns: Muslims 75 percent of student population

A prominent Anglican school in Great Britain has opted to drop all Christian hymns

Source : Examiner.com / 17 May 2013

A prominent Anglican school in Great Britain has opted to drop all Christian hymns as reported by The Daily Mail (of London, England) on April 21, 2013.

The Church of England school officially named the Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College, has opted to ban all Christian hymns from any current and future student prayer assemblies.

Also, all of the the meat served at the secondary school, which has over 1,000 pupils aged between 11 and 19, is slaughtered in the Islamic halal-style, per Sharia'a Law.

In a nominally Christian school with Muslim enrollment cited at fully three fourths of the student body, Slough and Eton has also established separate prayer rooms for boys and girls.

Slough and Eton Headmaster Paul McAteer stated the approach was to be "sensitive to the fact that we do have many different faiths in the school."

The school's leader added that Christian values were "more prevalent here than I have experienced in non-Church of England schools."

McAteer, who pointed out that the Church of England describes itself as 'a faith for all faiths', told the Sunday Times (of London):

"The values we support are very much Christian values of honesty, integrity, justice."

Further delving into his definition of Christianity, McAteer said the school's prayer assemblies contain a "moral message' - reflect humanitarian and spiritual issues 'that concern everyone.".

Headmaster McAteer also said the school supports the Christian values of honesty, integrity and justice.

Collective worship at the school tends to be generically Christian, and assemblies are based on Christian principles according to the Headmaster.

Yet the school prospectus states all worship is "designed to value and not exclude any other faith."

According to the Church of England, a substantial number of primary and secondary church schools have over 80 percent enrollment from the Muslim community.

 

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