Due to the history of their own development and their cultural influence, the churches wish to contribute to a modern form of religious education that fosters the person. To this end, they offer competent cooperation in matters concerning state educational policy.
Religious education raises a variety of pedagogical, social, religious and theological questions. It is an important part of the educational culture of every school that sees itself as an educationally just and non-violent space for exchange and understanding in a diverse society.
With the current ‘Curriculum 21’, which is being adopted in an increasing number of cantons, religious education is being integrated into a didactics that spans an entire subject area. Here ‘Ethics, Religions, Community’ forms part of the subject area ‘Nature, the Person, Society’. The churches fear a gradual decline in religious topics in schools, and are therefore calling for the preservation or creation of a separate subject area.