At the Spring General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which concluded this week in Columba Centre, Maynooth, Co Kildare, a discussion was held regarding the proposed NCCA curriculum ‘Education about Religions and Beliefs and Ethics’. The following statement was issued by the bishops:
Regarding the consultation paper of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and the proposal to develop a curriculum in ‘Education about Religions and Beliefs and Ethics’, bishops noted the ongoing consultative process taking place with Diocesan Advisors and Diocesan Education Secretaries and encouraged others involved in the life of Catholic schools such as principals, teachers and parents to also engage with the NCCA process by 31 March.
Bishops also noted that a discussion on the issue, to include Bishop Brendan Leahy, will be live-streamed on www.iCatholic.ie next Monday 14 March at 8.00pm.
The full statement from the Spring General Meeting of Bishops can be read here.