“The aim of our artefact was to explore the decline of Christianity in Britain and therefore should we in Britain, move away from our Christian history and embrace secular teachings. The initial spark for our question was David Cameron’s 2015 Easter address to the nation, where he declared that Britain was a “Christian nation.” For us, this seemed problematic as personally in our group no one identified as a Christian or indeed religious.
Through further research, we found that only 6 per cent of British people attend Church weekly and to us this did not represent a “Christian nation.” After we formed our question, we decided to find specific examples that reflected this change in our society. […] For our final version of our artefact, we have only included the relationship between the state and the Church and the issues surrounding faith-based schools. This has allowed us to focus our research and create an informative piece about whether we should embrace secularism.We have purposefully left our question unanswered because we want the message of our piece to invoke the audience to form their own opinions about whether we should be embracing ‘our’ Christian history or looking towards creating a Britain which accepts all religions as a part of our national identity”.