GRENADA: Grenada To Implement Mandatory Prayer Hour In New School Term

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The Grenada Ministry of Education has announced that a mandatory hour of prayer will be introduced on the first day of school in the new school year.

In a statement on Thursday, the ministry said that on January 6 – the date set for all schools – the hour of prayer will occur during the mid-morning period.

“The theme for the activity is: ‘Teach Me to Pray and to Understand the Power of Prayer’. It is expected that all schools, within the State of Grenada, will be engaged in prayer, simultaneously, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am (local time),” the ministry said.

On the day of the activity, a Minister of Religion, or a suitably designated person, will be assigned to each school, to conduct the programme.

The Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Religious Affairs and Information will coordinate the activity with the schools and Ministers of Religion.

“As part of the activity, prayers will be offered up for all members of each school family and the education system, as a whole. There will be time for reflection and meditation and for praise and worship,” the release said.

In addition to the hour of prayer, schools will put in place another adjustment – that of a new nutritional policy.

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  1. Am for prayer because I believe in christianity. But we cannot assume it is the same for everyone. A private/church school can mandate such. However, with religion and freedom to worship plus separation of church and state, they better becareful they not infringing on people religious rights. That would be discriminating unless they use a generic word like creator. Thats just law.

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