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349 Scots pupils challenge Christian monopoly of RO

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Paul Braterman
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349 Scots pupils challenge Christian monopoly of RO

#1 Postby Paul Braterman » June 29th, 2015, 2:28 pm

Will this spread? 349 students at North Berwick High School have signed a petition challenging Christianity’s monopoly of Religious Observance; remember that the school is nominally non-denominational, which in practice has meant, as it generally does in Scotland, Protestant:

Petition for the Secularisation or Religious Diversity of School Assemblies and/or Functions

By signing this petition you, as a North Berwick student, are agreeing that there should either be no religious influence (in assemblies, other events) in school or that all religious denominations should be represented, and that it is inappropriate for only one religion (Christianity) to be advocated, in particular the assemblies led by members of the Christian church.

More background and details at https://paulbraterman.wordpress.com/201 ... -monopoly/

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Re: 349 Scots pupils challenge Christian monopoly of RO

#2 Postby Nick » June 29th, 2015, 7:38 pm

This is excellent news (and much more the sort of area TH should be championing). The response will be interesting. I wonder if they could not organise a mass opt-out from school assemblies. A couple of hundred pupils to cater for would be a serious matter. :D

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Re: 349 Scots pupils challenge Christian monopoly of RO

#3 Postby Compassionist » July 1st, 2015, 8:24 pm

Paul Braterman wrote:Will this spread? 349 students at North Berwick High School have signed a petition challenging Christianity’s monopoly of Religious Observance; remember that the school is nominally non-denominational, which in practice has meant, as it generally does in Scotland, Protestant:

Petition for the Secularisation or Religious Diversity of School Assemblies and/or Functions

By signing this petition you, as a North Berwick student, are agreeing that there should either be no religious influence (in assemblies, other events) in school or that all religious denominations should be represented, and that it is inappropriate for only one religion (Christianity) to be advocated, in particular the assemblies led by members of the Christian church.

More background and details at https://paulbraterman.wordpress.com/201 ... -monopoly/

This is great to see. Why hasn't this happened in other schools across the U.K.? What about schools were the majority of the children are being raised as Christians by their parents and want only Christianity to have monopoly at assemblies and other school events?


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