Activity Two - Symbols of Religion

Activity Two: Symbols of religion
Governments, schools and companies have made different decisions about whether or
not people should be allowed to wear symbols of religion at their place of study or work.
Students could carry out their own research on how different countries have dealt with
this, using this as a basis for group discussion. Symbols of religion often worn are
headscarves, Christian symbols such as crosses and fish jewellery, and Sikh bracelets.
What should be accepted? Where do you draw the line – should Sikhs be allowed to
carry ritual swords?
© Ruth Matthews and Jo Lally (2010) The Thinking Teacher’s Toolkit. London: Continuum.