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Change of position on religion in schools guidelines

Brief article in the Herald today noting that the Ministry of Education has decided not to continue with its proposed guidelines relating to religion in the state schools. It’s been interesting listening to people talk on this, both from secular and religious perspectives, particularly over the perceived difference between religion and spirituality. The latter, spirituality, is seen as an essential part of children’s development (and society’s). This begs the question of whether the institutional religions actually understand what’s being talked about and whether they can articulate a spirituality for these times in a way that can resource the spiritual dimension within state education.

See Government backs down on prayer rules – 04 Sep 2006 – Religion and beliefs

Paul also has some recent comments on spirituality here:

Prodigal Kiwi(s) Blog: A Reflection on the Spirituality of David Bosch
Prodigal Kiwi(s) Blog: Thinking About Spiritual Formation

For some other links relating to religion in schools in NZ see:

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