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Norwich youngsters voice views on women bishops debate

PUBLISHED: 17:15 21 November 2012

Norfolk students take part in the Question Time-style debate at Norwich Cathedral where(l to r) Will Styles, governor of Norwich Prison; The Rt Reverend Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn; Kim Riley, chief reporter for BBC Look East; Reverend Les Isaac OBE, head of the Ascension Trust and founder of Street Pastors and Naved Siddiqi, research fellow of the Policy Research Centre at the Islamic Foundation discussed 'Race and faith  is multicultural Britain working'.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Norfolk students take part in the Question Time-style debate at Norwich Cathedral where(l to r) Will Styles, governor of Norwich Prison; The Rt Reverend Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn; Kim Riley, chief reporter for BBC Look East; Reverend Les Isaac OBE, head of the Ascension Trust and founder of Street Pastors and Naved Siddiqi, research fellow of the Policy Research Centre at the Islamic Foundation discussed 'Race and faith  is multicultural Britain working'. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

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Youngsters voiced their views on the issue of female bishops in front of a panel of experts.

About 100 pupils took part in a Question Time-style at Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry today.

The discussion, entitled ‘Race and faith - is multicultural Britain working’, saw the schoolchildren raise questions about this week’s rejection of women bishops by the general synod of the Church of England.

They also talked about faith schools and religion in modern times.

A cathedral spokesman said: “There were lots of lively questions and we were really pleased with how it went.”


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