Friday, March 25, 2016

Belgium's Constitutional Court Invalidates Required Religious Education Courses

Flanders Today reported earlier this month that Belgium's Constitutional Court has struck down the requirement that all students in elementary or secondary school take either a religious education course in one of the six recognized religions, or take a course in ethics.  In a religious freedom challenge to the requirement, the Court held that parents can now opt out of the requirement for their children, without being required to explain the reasons for their decision. [Thanks to Paul de Mello for the lead.]