Christian-Muslim Saga Don’t Force Non-Christians To Attend Devotion – Peace Council

The Peace Council has asked public schools in Ghana not to force students of different religion to attend devotion.

  • Published:
Most Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante play

Most Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The National Peace Council has instructed public school in the country not to compel students of a different religion to attend devotion or participate in any act of worship without their consent.

This was contained in the communiqué issued after a national stakeholder’s forum on religious tolerance convened by the Council.

The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference earlier defended its stance in support of the continuation of compulsory morning devotion in Catholic Schools and advised students who cannot abide by the rules to “go somewhere else.”

According to the Conference, the students, including Muslims, who go to Christian schools are aware of the school’s practices, accept the conditions before they are admitted and, as a result, have no grounds for complaint.

However the Peace Council at a forum held on Tuesday watered down claims by the Conference and asked public schools not to compel students of a different religion to participate in acts of worship.

“Taking into consideration the provisions of the constitution on human rights, no public school shall require students who are followers of a different religion to participate in acts of worship, devotion or fellowship without their concerns or the concern of their parents;this is without prejudice to the general assembly which precede daily school activity,” the Council said.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Election 2016 Weapons allegedly seized from an NDC sympathiserbullet
2 Fraud Alert Fake US Embassy in Ghana shut down after a decade of...bullet
3 Kwabena Boadu One week of demise commemorated [Photos]bullet
4 His Excellency Top 10 John Mahama quotes that will shock youbullet
5 Election 2016 Rastas in Ghana preach peace ahead of presidential...bullet
6 Gambia Decides Gambia's new leaders push for political...bullet
7 Judgement debt Supreme Court puts on hold Amidu's oral...bullet
8 Watch Water leaks from hole in wall at new Kwame Nkrumah...bullet
9 Pulse Live Daily EC extends special voting exercise by a daybullet
10 Obinim "Police prevented me from facing Obinim" -...bullet

Top Videos

1 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at new Kwame...bullet
2 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
3 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
4 Elections 2016 Nana Addo holds conference in Kumasi ahead of Dec 7...bullet
5 Obinim Pastor charged with assault; sent to CID Headquartersbullet
6 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
7 #PulseElection UNDP ready to assist EC in election 2016bullet
8 Marine Drive Project Time's up, but residents refuse to...bullet
9 Obinim flogs pregnant girl and her boyfriend in churchbullet
10 Video IEA Presidential Townhall 2016bullet

News