Denominational Religion classes taught in the European schools aim to be special learning and educational opportunities. They provide pupils with guidelines for their personal development as well as different options of analysis for their daily choices in life.
This course seeks to help young people to lead a carefully thought out and responsible life. Denominational Religion classes implement a global and diversity-based education, which first and foremost search for meaning and pose questions, "drawing inspiration from the cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe", as defined in the Preamble of the Lisbon Treaty.
Denominational Religion classes in the Primary School pursue specific objectives. These include:
- to guide pupils searching for orientation;
- to combine faith and life;
- to help pupils discover the meaning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives;
- to educate pupils about the traditions and the forms of Christian life;
- to familiarise pupils with other religious beliefs and practices.