JCoSS head to be part of Hot Potatoes faith schools debate

22 August 2019

Patrick Moriarty, the headteacher of the Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoSS), will be part of the panel for the next Liberal Judaism Hot Potatoes discussion.

The event – titled ‘faith schools: is isolation splendid?’ – will take place on Thursday 19 September at 7pm at the Montagu Centre in Central London.

It will explore if faith schools are the best place to nurture strong religious identities, or whether they create division between faiths and wider society?

Patrick is the first member of the panel to be announced. He has been headteacher of JCoSS since 2012 during which time the school has thrived. He is also an ordained Church of England priest.

More speakers and a chair will be announced over the coming weeks, ensuring a wide range of important voices on this complex issue.

Liberal Judaism’s Hot Potatoes dialogue events cover a number of the hotly debated issues within the Jewish community while creating a ‘safe space’ where there is more debate than judgement.

For more details and to book tickets, please visit www.liberaljudaism.org/hot-potatoes

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