Greek theologians seek school book boycott

Source: Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An association of theologians in Greece is urging school teachers not to use new books in religious studies classes, arguing that too much emphasis is placed on other faiths in the predominantly Orthodox Christian country.

The association’s chairman, Iraklis Rerakis, on Wednesday said teachers had the right to act “according to their conscience” and ignore curriculum changes introduced in the current school year.

The Education Ministry has threatened to take disciplinary action against teachers who boycott the new book.

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