John Holroyd graduated in Philosophy and Religious Studies and gained his PGCE from King’s College, London, in the 1980’s. He has taught Religious Studies and Philosophy in schools in and around London for the past 29 years, being Head of Religious Studies at St Dustan’s College for most of that time. In 2016 John began teaching part-time at the London School of Philosophy and also for WEA. He is a published writer and is currently writing a book about ethical evaluations of religion.
IN THE BEGINNING WAS RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION Until the 1970’s at least much Religious Instruction as it was known in the UK was confessional in character. This reflected the state of the nation in which many teachers of religion were in their posts for confessional reasons among others. With the publication…