Human Rights Could End Council Prayers

March 14, 2008

Author: Raymond Brown

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Cambridge-news,6043,0,0,1,0

THE tradition of prayers before council meetings faces the axe - under the banner of political correctness.

And Buddhist chants at the start of Cambridge City Council's meetings by a monk could also fall foul of race discrimination and human rights laws.

The ancient custom now hangs in the balance after the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) advised a council to stop the ritual or face the threat of legal action under race or human rights laws.