No religion classes in schools for Spiritualists

Randa Vieira

After a decision of the members of the Spiritualist Council of Rio de Janeiro, schools will no longer teach students about Spiritualism. The council based its decision on the fact that teachers are paid to teach religion classes in schools which violates the spiritualist principle that the learning of the religion should be free and open to everybody. The city of Rio de Janeiro has already laid off 10 teachers initially hired to teach Spiritualism to fourth grade students (ages 9-10).