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Should schools give religious students time each day for prayers?

Asked by: NothingPersonal
  • Yes They Should.

    All Christians are given time off for Christmas and Easter, a religious event for THEIR religion. Why should it not be fair for other religions to not be allowed to celebrate their religious events? Hindus celebrate Diwalli. They always have to seek permission to let their children off school. Most of the time its rejected. Muslims celebrate Eid. They are never allowed to take time off. But when it comes to Christians, they are already given the right to take days off school.

  • Not in most cases.

    Some religions like Islam require people to pray at certain times every day. In that case, yes, you should have time set aside to pray, and many schools already do this. However, if it's one like Christianity where you can pray at any time, you can easily pray when school is over.

  • It comes down to the individual.

    It really needs to be used correctly, and not forced upon the student. Students with a faith, should have the right to practice it.

    And it shouldn't be restricted to one singular religion, regardless of school. I can't deny a student his prayer time because he is Sikh, or not christian etc.

    In total; The idea needs to proceed with caution, and ensure that the students aren't skipping out of class to get out of certain subjects, but it is a legitimate faith.

  • All students should

    Be able to actively practice their faiths with out being judged during the school day. This makes the students more confident about their religion and builds character, giving them an opportunity to feel like their in a more excepting learning environment. If you were wondering what non religious kids would do in this time, they could just work on home work or study.

  • Historical Studys in Class

    Most world history classes in Middle and High school now are teaching the backgrounds of islamic and jewish faith as part of the world history curriculum. Students are required to not only know the history of the religions but also ceremonies and traditions that come with it, one assignment given to a middle school student in the US was to write about the five pillars of islam, might I add that the student was of christian faith and his parents were outraged at the fact that the education system has the students learning about faith's that aren't necessarily president in American society. The founding religion in America was Protestant Christianity, I believe that we should throw out the liberal-like ideas of "not offending anyone" and bring back legitimate history the education system of America. If we're going to require students to learn of other faiths we should give them appropriate times to practice their own faith.

  • Not in most cases.

    Some religions like Islam require people to pray at certain times every day. In that case, yes, you should have time set aside to pray, and many schools already do this. However, if it's one like Christianity where you can pray at any time, you can easily pray when school is over.

  • It comes down to the individual.

    It really needs to be used correctly, and not forced upon the student. Students with a faith, should have the right to practice it.

    And it shouldn't be restricted to one singular religion, regardless of school. I can't deny a student his prayer time because he is Sikh, or not christian etc.

    In total; The idea needs to proceed with caution, and ensure that the students aren't skipping out of class to get out of certain subjects, but it is a legitimate faith.


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liltankjj says2016-02-13T23:31:43.920
That should be up to the school