- The following video and statement was released by Social Justice Bermuda (SJB) on Friday, February 19, 2021…
On February 1st, 2021 Social Justice Bermuda issued a press statement calling for an end to collective worship in schools, as it is a breach of students’ freedom of religion and beliefs. This is part of our broader call for Education Reform and for The Bermuda Government to secularise the Bermuda Public School System.
On February 17th the Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain, responded to our statement and expressed his support of the current legislation – The Education Act 1996 – which mandates collective worship within public schools.
The collective worship found in Bermuda’s public school system is overtly Christian. Social Justice Bermuda reiterates our call for an end to compulsory collective worship. This video summarises our position and includes feedback from former and current teachers, students, and parents within the Bermuda public school system.
This is just one of several initiatives that Social Justice Bermuda is working on. We remain committed to advocating and organising on a number of community issues, including criminal justice, economic equity, healthcare and food and education reform.
- Learn more about our campaigns and get involved at www.socialjusticebda.com.
- Social Justice Bermuda (SJB) is a non-hierarchical collective of Bermudians who are inspired by the global Black Lives Matter Movement and the way that communities around the world are standing together to tackle and dismantle oppressive systems of injustice and racism. We are an advocacy group with no political affiliation. While some of our members have publicly identified themselves, others choose to contribute anonymously; there is no official leader of the group.