Should all religions be taught in schools?

  • 13/04/2017

Easter's upon us yet again, a time for chocolate eggs and a long weekend! 

But it's also a religious holiday, based on events central to Christianity. 

These days around 40 percent of NZ primary schools give Christian Religious Instruction and parents must opt-out if they wish to remove their child from the class.

This is causing some to argue there is a direct discrimination to non-religious and non-Christian students.

Some are advocating for a more general Religious Education programme in our curriculum and Professor Peter Lineham is one of them. 

He spoke to Duncan Garner. 

Watch the video for the full interview.