Courts in Spain continue to support conscientious objection to school course


Madrid, Jul 23, 2008 / 01:29 am (CNA).- The organization Professionals for Ethics reported this week that courts in Spain have now issued 18 rulings supporting the right to conscientiously object to the school course Education for Citizenship and reaffirming the right of parents to choose the kind of moral education their children receive.

Jaime Urcelay, president of Professionals for Ethics, said, "At this point the legal support for those who object to the course is unquestionable and has set legal precedent." He said more rulings of a similar nature are expected in the near future.

Urcelay said it was time the federal and local governments took steps "to resolve this conflict that has resulted precisely from a lack of dialogue and consensus."