Church of Scotland: We’re not suggesting an end to religious observance in schools

Church of Scotland officials have branded claims that they are proposing an end to religious observance in schools as “misleading”, asserting that the Church is merely supporting a change in terminology to reflect government guidelines already in effect.

The Reverend Sally Foster-Fulton, Convenor of the Church and Society Council, criticises the backlash that the Church of Scotland has received since the proposal came to light, and affirms that it will go forward to the General Assembly in May, as is protocol.

“At a meeting yesterday (Jan 29) the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland affirmed its support for ‘Time for Reflection’ becoming the new title for assemblies in Scottish schools. It will now take this recommendation to the General Assembly, the Church’s sovereign decision-making body,” she says, according to Christian Today

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