GERMANY: SCHOOLS, COURT OF MÜNSTER WILL DECIDE ABOUT CLASS AS ALTERNATIVE TO RELIGION” “” “

Tomorrow, the Court of Münster will be deciding, on second instance, on the introduction of a second subject as an alternative to religion in schools: as well as "practical philosophy", "human studies" might be chosen. According to the German Catholic Church’s website katholisch.de, the petition was brought to Court by the Humanistic Association that a few years ago had not been permitted by the Baden-Württemberg Land to introduce such subject in schools, since, as they explained, "only religious communities are entitled to this". Now, the Association asks to be treated in the same way "as religious communities", its president Jürgen Springfeld stated. The Catholic Church is sceptical about the initiative: "Of course, we do not agree about introducing an atheistic subject", stated Ferdinand Claasen, education director at the Catholic Office of the Land, who mentioned the wide religious options that are already available and said that "students are entitled to be exempted from religion classes on conscientious grounds". However, "as a Church are not afraid" of the new subject, since the introduction of the practical philosophy class did not have any "noteworthy repercussions" on interest in the Catholic and Evangelical religion classes.” “

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