Catholic Arena –
In a shocking new survey, it has been revealed that large numbers of Catholic students and staff are being aggressively bullied in the Irish education system.
Catholic World Report write that the survey of 214 teachers has revealed that intimidation and harassment of Catholics is now endemic in the Irish schooling system.
Some of the findings include
- Religiously committed students feel vulnerable as they are a minority in Irish schools now.
- Expressing religious based convictions can lead to low level bullying by staff members … e.g. expressing anti-abortion views
- A Catholic student is more likely to be ridiculed or laughed at for their faith position so they tend to be silenced by the prevailing trend towards a secular humanist worldview