Thursday, 29 June 2017

South African court give schools orders to advance more than one religion

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South Gauteng High Court in South Africa has ruled in favour of public schools to advance more than one religion in the country.

This development is coming after six public schools were blamed by OGod organization of promoting Christianity over every other belief.

During the case hearing in Court, the organization for Religious Education and Democracy argued that there’s religious prejudice in South African public schools.

The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools and Solidarity, which represents the six schools, the case was brought against, says that the Constitution allows public schools to identify with one religion and advance it.

They as well argued that it's allowed in terms of the constitutional, legal framework and existing case law.

In giving his ruling, Judge Willem van Der Linde ruled that the adoption of a single religion at schools would disadvantage some pupils.

Judge Willem van Der Linde said that schools cannot deny pupils the right of practicing other religions.

The ruling implies that public schools have the duties to review policies regarding religion, while parents and school governing bodies can now determine what religion or religions children are taught in schools.

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