Serbia’s religious education is in danger of being abolished


Southern Europe

Children listen to their teacher at an elementary school in the village of Belegis, outside of Belgrade, Serbia. Photo EPA, Andrej Cukic

For decades, much of Serbia’s religious education has been headed by the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC). Now, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia (HCHRS) wants to see that stopped as well as all school subjects that deal with “faith science.”