Six public schools fighting to keep 'Christian ethos'

Six former Model C schools will head to court and defend their right to conduct Christian practices in the schools.

The pupils who attend the schools - which describe themselves as having a "predominantly Christian ethos" - recite Christian prayers in assembly and pray before sport matches.

However, OGOD (Organisasie vir Godsdienste Onderrig en Demokrasie) argues that a single religion being practised in schools goes against rights of diversity and equality.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to Hans Pietersen and Paul Colditz regarding their differing positions regarding the matter.

Religious preference is allowed at private schools... state institutions may not unfairly discriminate on the grounds of religious conscience.

Hans Pietersen, Afrikaan Organiesasie vir Godsdienste-Ondering en Demokrasie

The Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools (represented by CEO Paul Colditz) argues that the Constitution protects the right to practice religion.

Religious freedom, the right to profess and manifest my religion, that is also in public spaces.

Paul Colditz, Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools

The case, set to be heard at the Johannesburg High Court, will have major implications on any state school that promotes one religion.

Listen to the conversation below:


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