Praying By Pupils At Mosque Decried

September 17, 2010

Author: Erica Noonan and Katrina Ballard

Source: The Boston Globe

http://archive.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2010/09/17/school_visit_to_mosque_decried/

 

Wellesley’s school superintendent apologized yesterday for allowing middle school pupils to participate in a prayer service during a field trip to a Roxbury mosque last spring.

The apology to parents was made after a group that has been critical of Islamic Society of Boston Community Center — New England’s largest mosque and Muslim cultural center — released a 10-minute video featuring footage of Wellesley pupils bowing their heads during a prayer service.