I am in the early stages of applying to be a foster carer.

At an initial meeting with our assessor amongst all the things that were discussed, I was asked if I would be happy to take a Muslim child to a Mosque every week. I replied that I wouldn't be happy doing this and to elaborate I explained that I don't like any religions and wouldn't do this for a child of any religious background.

This caused a lot of discomfort for us both and was obviously not something that assessor was comfortable with.

What I wonder is, is the cultural entwinement of religion so strong, that in the case of a displaced child, would it not be more imortant to maintain an exposure to his/hers cultural religion to avoid any potential issues of reintergration.