Posted by: becketfund | November 16, 2007

Mexico: Lawmakers To Introduce Measure Outlawing Private Religious Education

The Associated Press reports that members of several parties in Mexico have put together an initiative to reinforce separation of church and state in Mexico, by focusing on education and the actions of politicians. “Mexico’s 1917 constitution guarantees religious freedom of speech and nonreligious public education,” but Rep. Maria Beatriz Pages Llergo, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, said it needs to be changed to guarantee that private education is also nonreligious.” The measure would also impose punishments for government employees who “fail to respect” the divide between church and state.

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