15 March 2010
Christian Religion Education in Victoria, Australia
I have the same problem when my daughter in a public primary school. I am being more knowledgeable about the religious influences in Australia. In simple words, religious is having TOO much privileges and influences. Teaching children at preparation level is child abuse. Lyvvie, I applaud your bravery to take your children out of the classes.
Forcing a religion into a child is considered a child abuse by United Nation: In 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, proclaiming elementary rights for children world-wide. Among other provisions, the convention safeguards children's religious freedom and their freedom of thought. [Forced Into Faith: How Religion Abuses Children's Rights]