The Church of England’s new guidelines on anti-bullying in schools encourage students to “play with the many cloaks of identity,” an approach that would be well-suited for Roman Catholic schools as well.
The Church of England Education Office released the document, “Valuing All God’s Children,” to help its 4,700 schools address homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, offered his endorsement in the document’s foreword. NPR reported on the document’s contents:
“The 52-page document Valuing All God’s Children outlines 10 recommendations for schools such as training for faculty and staff so they are ready to offer pastoral support for students who experience homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying as well as writing curricula that ‘offer opportunities for pupils to learn to value themselves and their bodies.’
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