Faith schools told: judiciary comes before religious law
Department for Education guidance says pupils must know the difference between religious teachings and the law of the land under a duty to promote 'Britishness'
Faith schools face being penalised for placing religious laws ahead of the British judicial system under plans to promote respect for other cultures.
New guidance from the Department for Education says all pupils must be made aware of the difference between the "law of the land" and moral codes such as Christian canon law and Islamic sharia.
Schools should not "teach anything that undermines" the civil and criminal law, it says.
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