SYRIZA youth party favors the abolition of morning prayers in schools
The youth party of SYRIZA has proposed the abolition of morning prayers in schools and the replacement of the religious…
The youth party of SYRIZA has proposed the abolition of morning prayers in schools and the replacement of the religious education course with religious studies. The youth party also wants students to have the option of being exempt from religious studies.
As expected, the proposal prompted reactions from the junior coalition government partner, the Independent Greeks, with party leader Panos Kammenos declaring that “this will never happen” in an interview on Star Channel. Mr. Kammenos underlined that the orthodox Christian faith is the official religion of the State as defined the Constitution and opined that such a reform would not find the necessary backing.
New Democracy’s youth group ONNED also reacting to the proposal, with ONNED chief Sakis Ioannidis accusing SYRIZA of enforcing anti-Greek ideologies and obsessions in education. Mr. Ioannidis also claimed that his faction will defend every symbol that unites the Greek people with its history and traditions.