April 30, 2012
Letting the Witch Out of the Bottle
Christopher Howse, Telegraph
How should social workers “engage with faith communities where particular beliefs, such as witchcraft and possession, cause emotional trauma and physical harm to children”? That was a question posed at a conference on child abuse reported by the Church Times.
On page 4, the paper also ran a report about children in Cornwall being offered paganism in their religious education syllabus. “The syllabus allows teachers to respond to – and celebrate – local diversity,” said the director of education for the Truro diocese of the Church of England.