April 21, 2012

Cornwall schools to teach

As an American, I tend to feel that the separation of church and state is extremely important and I am always concerned when public educators teach religion.  That said, I am very pleased to see that Cornwall schools will include alternative religions, including Paganism, Wicca, and Druidism, in their program. The Cornwall Council's estimate of a 0.1% pagan population appears to be an attempt to be dismissive of Pagan acceptability when the others put the 2001 census indicating close to 8%.  Contrary to the Council, Druidism, Paganism, and Witchcraft/Wicca are not faddish and are growing throughout the world.

Religious Education now includes Paganism, Witchcraft in UK schools
Religious Education now includes Paganism, Witchcraft in UK schools
A U.K. school system has included the study of witchcraft and druidry on its official religious education syllabus for the first time, meaning pagan practices will be taught alongside contemporary religions, such as Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

1 comment:

ArtSings1946 said...

This was so nice to hear. I do think there are even more pagans that the 8 percent. So many just can't be visible ... where I am I'm sure if they could they would burn me at the stake. Backward and ignorant .... but that's all based on fear. Thanks for this post. I look forward to reading your blog.

Happiness and Peace to ALL !