Today was my son's first day of Kindergarten. At lunchtime a teacher told him along with the rest of the class NOT to say any prayers before lunch. We have encouraged our son to pray QUIETLY and TO HIMSELF if he would like to do so. We pray before every meal and find it is very important to show our thanks. I do understand how things have changed regarding prayer in school since I went to elementary school and how it is not practiced. But, I don't want my child to be reprimanded or be considered to be misbehaving if he decides to say a silent prayer.
My question is: What are the rules these days in regards to praying in school? Is it a common occurance for kids to be punished or reprimanded if they decide to say a quick 10 second prayer to themselves?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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That seems a bit preemptive in my opinion. Unless one of the kids asked if they were going to pray before lunch. In which case the teacher may have said 'No, we don't say prayers before lunch here' and the class took it as a reprimand. Sometimes there is a difference in perception between what an adult says and what a 5-6 year old comes home and says they heard. i would not jump to conclusions until you find out the whole story. Contact the teacher first and if you don't get satisfaction then go to the principal.
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