Danish Ministers: Schools reform must not stand in the way of catechists

Confirmands

Posted 25 May 2015

School reform must not stand in the way of confirmation instruction, which can be scheduled in regular classes, the Danish Church Minsitry’s Christine Antorini and Marianne Jelved have stated.

There should continue to be time for confirmation instruction during regular school hours and challenges in planning must be solved locally, the Ministers wrote in a 19th May letter to local councils, bishops, deans and clergy.

With the letter they give 16 examples of models that are used in different parts of the country, the aim being to provide the good examples.

Church criticism of school reform has pointed out that it has proved difficult for schools to find time for confirmation instruction in a pressured school schedule.