minister of Education Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (ioc.) told the newspaper that the ministry's position, according to the christian tradition are allowed in the schools christmas party.
– kindergartens and schools at the christmas party singing Angel in heaven. Familiar christmas traditions such as christmas church, are permitted just as before, Grahn-Laasonen stress.
the minister reply to comments on the request a bit longer, because schools christmas traditions is every year the way born a public debate.
– Religion and religious traditions are part of the world and life wealth. They can and should also deal with the school. They are part of our culture and celebrate our tradition, Grahn-Laasonen estimates.the Students presented their 2010 Tiernapojat-the tableau of tampere, finland Koivisto school christmas party. Mika Kanerva
Different religions and life beyond seeing coexistence stress Grahn-Laasonen, in the opinion of children and young people need to feel the religious celebration of the traditions.
– your Own religious awareness and religious literacy importance of this day even further, when the religious picture diversify. At best, the religion of knowledge can prevent ääriajattelua, strengthen a healthy identity and to increase the understanding of other religions, he said.
Grahn-Laasonen will justify its position to the parliamentary constitutional law committee's report and the establishment of a board of education schools by providing instructions.
– freedom of Religion include freedom to practise religion and to bring it up. It includes the right to religious education. At the same time freedom of religion requires that no one against his conscience obliged to participate in religious practice, the minister pointed out.
Angel of heaven -hymn suitable Grahn-Laasonen, view the christmas party.
the School christmas party will get to bring out the christmas spending of the root causes and the singing Angels of heaven. This alone does not make a party of religious practice. The congregation of the christmas church, again, are the exercise of religion. They are not banned, and encourage schools and parishes to cooperate with clear rules of the game: religious events should be told the children's guardian in sufficient time and care must be taken that there is other options so that children born outside the experiences, the education minister told the evening newspaper.Grahn-Laasonen, was a journalist before joining politics. Watch the video from evening magazine interview on the topic of June.