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News Ireland » Religion: ‘Extra teachers needed for religion alternative’

News channel or source: https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/extra-teachers-needed-for-religion-alternative-467348.html
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) also said it had serious concerns over the failure of the minister to provide resourcing for this measure. “Other subject options will have to be provided at the time that religion takes place. “Quite clearly ...

News Ireland » Religion: Alternative subjects to be offered to to pupils who opt out of religion

News channel or source: https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0219/941717-school-religion/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

The General Secretary of the Teachers' Union of Ireland said the minister should not incentivise opting out of religion by suggesting that an alternative subject is available, as he said this was an expectation that schools cannot deliver. Speaking on RTÉ ...

News Ireland » Religion: Students opting out of religion to get no additional resources

News channel or source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/students-opting-out-of-religion-to-get-no-additional-resources-1.3397559
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland, however, said it had “serious concerns” over the failure of the Minister to provide resources for this measure. “On a practical level, other subject options will have to be provided at the time that religion takes place.

News Ireland » Religion: Catholic, other religious leaders call on UK government to end indefinite immigration detention

News channel or source: https://cruxnow.com/church-in-uk-and-ireland/2018/02/19/catholic-religious-leaders-call-uk-government-end-indefinite-immigration-detention/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Catholic leaders have joined forces with other religions to demand the British government end the use of indefinite detention on immigration grounds. LEICESTER, United Kingdom – Catholic leaders have joined forces with other religions to demand the ...

News Ireland » Religion: Islamic Centre of Ireland welcomes religious decree condemning Female Genital Mutilation

News channel or source: https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/islamic-centre-of-ireland-welcomes-religious-decree-condemning-female-genital-mutilation-827793.html
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

There has been a broad welcome for a religious decree from the Islamic Centre of Ireland condemning the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. The fatwa says the practice is harmful to women, and is no longer acceptable under Islamic teachings. Islamic ...

News Ireland » Religion: Religion will become an 'optional subject' in more than 300 secondary schools around Ireland

News channel or source: https://www.joe.ie/news/religion-secondary-school-616725
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

"Supervised study" will no longer be an option for those who opt out of religion class. In a new directive issued by Education Minister Richard Bruton, students who decide to not participate in religion will be offered an alternative class instead.

News Ireland » Religion: Progress through peace: Northern Ireland 20 years after 'The Agreement'

News channel or source: http://thehill.com/opinion/international/373495-progress-through-peace-northern-ireland-20-years-after-the-agreement
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

a political vacuum in Northern Ireland and the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union simultaneously threaten to turn back the clock on the island by creating border and custom disputes and stoking old social and religious differences. The world is ...

News Ireland » Religion: ‘Cross Community Projects’ are Outdated in Today’s Northern Ireland

News channel or source: https://sluggerotoole.com/2018/02/13/cross-community-projects-are-outdated-in-todays-northern-ireland/
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

In Northern Ireland polarisation of politics is nothing new to us ... are now doing anything special by being in the same room as their peers of a different religion is now so outdated that it is absurd and even laughable. When young people are forced ...

News Ireland » Religion: Religion Briefs: Father Joe Lacey to lead Parish Retreat at Saint Joseph

News channel or source: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/features/religion/cc-rl-briefs-021818-story.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

from Ireland, along with the importance of their role in early America. Tour groups have come from church confirmation classes along with local congregations and those interested in early religious and Carroll County history. Those interested can learn ...

News Ireland » Religion: Abortion bill on Isle of Man raises multiple concerns, critics say

News channel or source: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/2018/02/19/abortion-bill-on-isle-of-man-raises-multiple-concerns-critics-say/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Religious disputes have long been part of the history of Northern Ireland, which is predominantly Protestant and a part of the United Kingdom, while the majority-Catholic Republic of Ireland gained its independence in 1916. The region has had ongoing ...