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Sweden Proposes Banning Religious Schooling.

[Updated: Tues 13 March, 2018. 1330 CET]

Should they win this autumn’s general election, the Social Democrats in Sweden will attempt to pass laws to ban religious schools.

Clearly violating EU and other human rights laws on freedom of religion, the governing Social Democrats say that fulfilling the Swedish Constitution is more important and following the values and principles shown within it.

Even if some religious schools have better results and grades than State schools, they will face closure or removal of all religious instruction. This is to promote “integration” the left-wing political party says.

Christian church leaders and Muslim counterparts have roundly condemned the proposal calling it, “naïve” and “absurd”.

 

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