One of the outcomes of the LLP Comenius AM project ‘Islam (Instruction) in Education’ is the on-line interactive e-book for i-pad on ‘Islam in State-Funded Schools: Religion and the Public Law Framework’ - Proceedings.
The LLP AM Comenius addresses the teaching and learning challenges and
the need for successful integration through education of that portion of
the population in Europe deriving from predominantly Muslim countries,
as well as the need of officials who supervise schools, of directors and
teachers to acquire an understanding of international norms for freedom
of religious expression within the framework of respect for human
rights. "Religious conflicts clearly are challenges of our time. One must also keep in mind that these conflicts are not limited to terrorism or religious fundamentalism, but arise on questions closely related to our daily lives, for instance: Are teachers allowed to wear religious symbols in class? Are state schools allowed to display a crucifix? Should the ritual Islamic prayer be allowed in
school? May or even should the EU and / or some of its Member States have a ban on headscarves – burqas and niqabs – in schools or in general? And is the Swiss constitutional referendum against the construction of minarets compatible with European values?"
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