Berlin to vote on religion lessons
By JOHN MCMANUS
Added: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 23:00:00 UTC
Thanks to Monty for the link.
Sunday's referendum has been organised by Berliners from the city's religious communities, including Muslims.
Ethics classes have been compulsory in Berlin schools since 2006. But in most of the rest of Germany pupils have a choice between religion and ethics.
Opponents say that any changes to the curriculum will be divisive.
Berlin introduced ethics classes after the "honour" killing of a Muslim woman by her husband, a shocking incident in a city that is often seen as a multicultural success story.
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