Karakia could be banned in state schools

Maori prayers could be banned from the classroom if campaigners are successful in their bid to remove religious instruction from state schools, an academic says.

AUT history professor Dr Paul Moon’s comments come after a High Court judge last month threw out a test case because the parent challenging the legality of the Bible in Schools programme failed to file documents in time.

Dr Moon said while that court action had failed, it would not be the last attempt to remove Bible teaching from the country’s state schools.

“Banning religious practices in schools, may inevitably extend to removing karakia from schools as well,” Dr Moon said. Continue reading

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