Relations (31/10/2007) - Pluralism in education and democratic society: teaching religion in the state schools.
Title: Pluralism in education and democratic society: teaching religion in the state schools.
Subject: In the recent years although the issue of teaching religion in the state schools has been less considered than other issues connected with the use of symbols in Europe (crucifix, Islamic-headscarf, and so on), it remains yet a central question for integration in a multicultural society. I will examine a recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the Norwegian law on the instruction in Christianity, Religion and Philosophy (KRL) in the primary and lower secondary state schools. Afterwards I will try to reconsider a well known 1989 decision of the Italian Constitutional Court about the teaching of the catholic religion in the state schools, taking into account the European case law.
Original language: English
Classification: Freedoms - Art. 10 Freedom of religion - Art. 14 Right to an education