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Fears over Trojan Horse fallout.

EDUCATION A DRIVE to promote British values in schools following Birmingham's Trojan Horse scandal undermines Christian teachings, the Church of England has warned.

The Church, which is responsible for teaching about one million English children, criticised education secretary Nicky Morgan's definition of Britishness.

The Church's chief education officer, the Rev Nigel Genders, warned against "rejecting all forms of religion from our schools".

He said: "We wholeheartedly support the idea of schools being required to promote the values of tolerance and respect for those coming at things from a different perspective. However, British values cannot be allowed to become a test of whether somebody in a community is safe or loyal." He said changes in 'equality and diversity' in recent years remain 'in many ways unresolved' and some groups had found them 'unsettling.'.

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