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National Union of Theologians Appeal Changes to Religious Courses at Schools

greek children religious studiesDuring the cabinet reshuffle last week former Education Minister, Nikos Filis was released from his duties and replaced by Constantinos Gavroglou, however, the controversial decision that he and his ministry undertook some months ago to insist that religious classes taught in Greece’s schools focus on religious studies to include other religions, not only catechistic theories, is still up for debate.
Recently the National Union of Theologians filed an appeal to the highest court in Greece, the Council State, in hopes of canceling the changes brought by the Education Ministry to religious curriculum in schools.
“There is an effort to infiltrate the religious consciousness of students with the aim to change it,” the National Union of Theologians stated, as they added that children in public schools were being deprived of their constitutional right to be taught their faith.
The Church, far-right political groups and conservative organizations have all protested the Education Ministry’s plans to proceed with revamping the way in which religious courses are taught at schools.

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