Anglican faith schools get 'values' on website
Archbishop of Canterbury praises scheme in video message on site, but religious thinktank accuses it of hypocrisy
Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent
Friday 8 May 2009
The Church of England is urging its 5000 schools to practise what they preach by launching a new website – christianvalues4schools.co.uk.
The project, commissioned by the Church of England's National Society , is aimed at making the country's CofE schools "distinctively Christian", and the site includes a section on the values upon which church schools are supposed to be based, with biblical verses and theological explanations.
In a video message to launch the site, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, says: "A Christian school is one in which the atmosphere has that kind of openness about it, that sense that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow, need loving attention. the rest