Sir, – Separating our children into different schools based on religion means that they never get to know and become friends with those from the other community. This leaves them vulnerable to sectarian stereotyping and fear of the other.
It is undeniable that segregated education has helped maintain the divide in Ireland.
It is not the teaching of religion in schools which is the fundamental problem, it is the separation of our children into what amounts to separate cultures which amplifies the differences and perpetuated division.
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