Fairness In Religion In Schools (FIRIS) launched an information campaign outside Morisset High School on Monday to inform local parents of what it describes as concerning aspects of scripture classes, now known as Special Religious Education (SRE), in public schools.
FIRIS said it was concerned about the content of some SRE classes but spokesperson Paul Foster said: “FIRIS is not against religion being taught in schools. We think this is vital. We are against churches being in schools. Let qualified NSW teachers teach all of our children.”
FIRIS’s goal is to see religious education removed from public schools and replaced by an alternative program run by the department “that does not divide children along religious lines”.