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Could religious education in schools combat radicalisation?

A speech at the inaugural annual conference of the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education has suggested that a greater level of religious education in UK schools could help to combat the issue of radicalisation. But is religious radicalisation really an issue in schools - and if so, can a greater focus on RE really help?

The religious radicalisation of Britain’s youth is a hot topic at the moment, with a highly-publicised spurt of young men and women leaving the country to fight with extremists abroad. But does this problem find its roots in our schools? And if so, could a greater focus on religious education help?

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