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Religious Textbooks Surveyed in Britain to Eliminate Bias

The British Council of Christians and Jews has initiated a survey of religious textbooks in use in various secondary schools to ascertain whether fair and adequate presentation is made of the views of various denominations and whether inaccuracy or unconscious bias is perpetuated by such books, it was announced here today.

The Council has called a conference for this week-end to discuss reports from various readers representing different denominations who have already gone through some 130 religious textbooks. After the conference, the Council plans to publish a survey report which it hopes will be of value to publishers, writers and teachers.

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