Religious leaders adopt appeal opposing adverse revision of Constitution and education law

The Japan Religious Council for Peace on October 26 called on all religious people and the general public to cooperate in protest against an adverse revision of the Constitution and the Fundamental Law of Education.

The appeal was adopted at the council's two-day annual meeting in Tokyo with about 50 Buddhists and Christians jointly participating.

The Council pointed out that the attempt to include "nationalism" in the education law is in line with the current moves to revise the Constitution to turn Japan into a war-fighting nation. It stated, "The principles of the Constitution and the Fundamental Law of Education need to be fully implemented." (end)

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