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Faith & Religion

Freedom of Conscience

Tim blogs some comments about religious freedom in the West (esp. NZ) over at SansBlogue in light of the recent provision of dedicated Muslim prayer facilities at a “secular” NZ high school. (For those who don’t know NZ schools are meant to be totally secular – RE/Bible in Schools etc. tends to happen (thought not always) when a school is technically closed.)

While it’s live you can hear the interview that the Minister of Education, Trevor Mallard, gave to Linda Clark on National Radio on Friday.
Windows Media Player link (Go to 17:30 minutes into the stream.)

More also at:

Government rattled over race-based funding, says Hide

Mallard backdown on Muslim prayer room

Mallard questions schools using karakia and not Lord’s Prayer

Here’s a report on NZ religious freedom at about.com NZ Religious Freedom Report (2003).

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