Religious Bias Found In Public Sector

March 19, 2009

Author: Bae Ji-sook

Source: The Korea Times

Koreans are guaranteed with the constitutional right to any religious belief, but some schools and civil service offices have been found to have practiced religious bias, the government said Thursday.

Forty-five cases of such bias have been reported to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism since October last year, showing that religion is becoming a social conflict factor here.

Christianity took the lion's share of 26 complaints, of which 11 came from classrooms against teachers.