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Judge throws out a law requiring Christian RE lessons in Northern Ireland

Judge throws out a law requiring Christian RE lessons in Northern Ireland
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
12 July, 2022 1 min read

A High Court judge has decided it is unlawful to have Christian-focused RE lessons and assemblies in primary schools in Northern Ireland.

Mr Justice Colton ruled the curriculum breaches human rights as it does not approach religious education in an ‘objective, critical and pluralist manner’.

The legal action was brought by the non-religious parents of a seven-year-old schoolgirl in Belfast.

The Christian Institute’s Director Colin Hart said, ‘This is a very surprising ruling.
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