I found this article compelling and quite spot-on. A pretty good justification for religious studies. I would, probably, go further and say that we also need to teach theology (especially in Independent Schools, and certainly in Episcopal Schools).
A thoughtful piece.
10 Things Every College Student Needs to Know About Religion
I love teaching students about religion. But we’d go deeper and further every semester if everyone understood these 10 basic ideas.
By Martyn Oliver