Saturday, November 29, 2014
Eduction Minister Wants to Further Abrogate Religious Education
Students should be able to build their own value structure. [As long as it's not Catholic.]
Luxembourg (kath.net/ CBA) Luxembourg Education Minister Claude Meisch adheres to the planned abolition of religion and ethics instruction in favor of uniform values teaching. In the proposed neutral teaching the great world religions would have a place in discussions with religious and non-religious world views alike, the newspaper "Luxemburger Wort" (Thursday) quoted the Minister as saying. The students would get a new form of education, the opportunity to build their own value structure. It will be introduced to the school year 2016/17 in primary and secondary schools.
On Wednesday, the Citizens' Initiative "Fir de Choix" was heard before the members of the Education Board, Petitions and Education Minister Claude Meisch in Parliament. Representatives are calling for the preservation of the freedom to choose between religion and values education. The citizens' initiative has collected 25,000 signatures against the planned values teaching by its own account. (C) 2014 CBA Catholic News Agency. All rights reserved. Any media use and forwarding only under written agreements allowed with CBA.
Link to Kath.net...