British society is much the stronger for the values generated by faith-based schools, the new Archbishop of Westminster has said. Archbishop Vincent Nichols took aim at education that was primarily results-driven and neglected children’s ‘innate spirituality’. He said, ‘There are plenty of indicators’ that British society needs the nurturing of ‘virtues and a sense of civil responsibility’ that Catholic and other faith schools provide. Archbishop Nichols defended the values-based education of religious schools, saying they are ‘upfront, overt and very reasoned’ about their values, ‘whereas … those that claim to be neutral are covert in the values they present’.
Source: Daily Telegraph (4/6)