No Grace, No ‘Amen’ at Christian School in Sweden

Preschoolers in a Christian school in Sweden run by the Salvation Army are not allowed to say grace at mealtimes, talk about the Bible, or say “Amen” because supervisors of the Umeå municipality believe these practices violate Sweden’s Education Act. The law prohibits schools from having confessional elements during school time and says children should be able to opt-out of religious practices. While both sides agree that the law is not clear as it relates to preschools, the school has unfortunately chosen not to fight the ruling.

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