SEVENTH SECTION – WORLD NEWS

A quick overview of the world news on the topic of religions and schools as reflected in the European media. USA (ALABAMA) From: nytimes.com After a 28-Year Ban, Alabama Could Allow Yoga in Public Schools After 28 years,...

Space for in-depth analysis – agosto 2021

Teaching religions at schools France a cura di F. Carta Schools and religions Schooling in France is free and open to all citizens indiscriminately. Compulsory schooling runs from the age of 6 to 16. Secularism is a fundamental...

GERMANY. Religious education for all: Hamburg’s Proje RUfa 2.0

On the 28th of April 2022, the Catholic Archdiocese of Hamburg joined the project ‘Religious Education for All (RUfa)’ (Religionsunterricht für alle). Read more: https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/hamburg/Religionsunterricht-fuer-alle Katholische-Kirche-macht-mit,religionsunterricht118.html; https://www.zeit.de/2021/23/religionsunterricht-hamburg-paedagogik-islam judentum-christentum-alevitentum . This is a unique initiative for...

Teaching Islam at school: a way to prevent radicalism or to facilitate radicalization?

By Federica Candido The subject of religious teaching in public schools is an issue that gives rise to ideological debates between different cultural visions, especially when such debates are triggered by experiments and innovations on...

The laws concerning the veil at school: various proposals.

In Denmark, the government has blocked a bill to ban the hijab in primary schools. The veil for girls and women of the Islamic religion is a distinctive sign of the choice of adherence...

FIRST SECTION – RAMPI AMENDMENT: Degree in the Sciences of Religions and school teaching

Over the last two months, the amendment proposed by PD senator Roberto Rampi concerning the equivalence of the Master’s degree in Sciences of Religions (LM 64) with those in History, Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology...

AUSTRIA. Ethics – new compulsory subject for students not attending religion classes

FIRST SECTION Reasoned press review Keywords: ethics, public school, teaching of religions, alternative teaching, Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy This section offers articles, in-depth analyses and reflections on the topic of the teaching of religions and/or ethics in...

SPAIN. The debate around the LOMLOE (Celaá law)

By Federica Candido In Spain the new law on education, called 'LOMLOE' (Ley Orgánica de Modificacion de la LOE) and known as the Celaá Law (from the name of the PSOE's Minister of Education), was...

THIRD SECTION – TEACHING ISLAM AT SCHOOL

UK From: independent.co.uk Gavin Williamson condemns protest at school where Muhammad cartoon shown in religious studies class Protest at school in West Yorkshire, where a teacher showed a cartoon of Muhammad. The headteacher apologised for the "inappropriate"...

SECOND SECTION – TEACHING CATHOLIC RELIGION AT SCHOOL

ITALY From: orizzontescuola.it Maturità 2021, insegnamento della religione cattolica concorre alla determinazione del credito scolastico Teaching of Catholic Religion (IRC) contributes to the calculation of school credit, according to the Article 11, paragraph 3 of Ministerial Order...