Switzerland: Children have a right to Bible education

The Committee of Christian churches is starting a campaign in opposition to the government's decision to nullify the subject of removing 'Bible history' from the general education program at elementary schools.

The comittee proscribes that "our children have a right to become educated in our religious heritance as a basic step to inherit our culture. This is part of the educational responsibility of the schools."

Lilo Lisch from the teachers council of Zurich, one of the first supporters of the campaign stated to the media that only with a firm base can children stand and succeed in the world: "Education includes more than the knowledge of Mathematics, reading and writing. The knowledge of religious basics supplies people with an important aspect of a complete education."

Bea J.

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