Home Office written question – answered on 7th April 2016.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the phrase "mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs" in their Counter-Extremism Strategy differs in meaning from the phrase "mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs" referred to in their departmental advice for schools, academies and free schools entitled Improving the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of pupils: supplementary information; and if so, how.
The Government definition of the phrase “mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs”, as set out in the Counter–Extremism Strategy refers to a mutual respect of the individual regardless of their faith and therefore carries the same meaning and definition as set out in the departmental advice for schools entitled ‘Improving the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of pupils’. Individuals in the UK should be treated with mutual respect and tolerance irrespective of their faith and belief based on fundamental values that have evolved over centuries. These are shared values which are rooted in democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and freedom of religion and belief.
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