Posted by: becketfund | December 12, 2006

Romania: Government to Restrict Religious Symbols in Schools

Spero News reports that the Romanian National Council Against Discrimination asked the Education Ministry on November 21 to ensure that faith symbols in schools are restricted to “spaces specially assigned for religious instruction”. The ruling came after a parent complained that the presence of Orthodox icons in his child’s classroom violated the separation of church and state, though Romanian Orthodox Christians and Muslims denounced the law, and Catholic and Jewish leaders were said to have no objection to the display of icons.

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