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The Greek Constitution does not explicitly stipulate Orthodox instruction, but it exists through the combination of article 3 (Orthodox religion is the dominant religion of Greece) and article 16 (development of students’ religious consciousness). Law 1566/85 of 1985 demands respect for the Orthodox standard in the religious instruction and that students be educated in a specifically orthodox consciousness that is in line with the Church’s doctrine.

For further information see the article "Religion in public education report: Greece" of Nikos Ch. Maghioros in Gerhard Robbers (Hrsg.), Religion in Public Education – La religion dans l’éducation publique, European Consortium for Church and State Research, Trier, 2011, 195-216.

D 19 September 2012    ALina Molokotos-Liederman

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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