Religion-Affiliated Schools Offer Study in Single Faith

March 17, 2008

Author: Huang Yi-jing

Source: Taipei Times

The country's religion-affiliated schools are accepting applications for the upcoming school year after the Ministry of Education (MOE) agreed last year to allow religion-based schools to set up departments devoted to the study of a single faith.

The decision was a major move for the ministry, which historically advocated the separation of religion and academia.

Following the green light from the ministry, several schools such as Dharma Drum Buddhist College and Chang Jung Christian University immediately jumped at the opportunity and opened up specific departments to give their students extensive studies in the respective religions.