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To BCE or not to BCE? Common era of BC and AD appears to be over

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To BCE or not to BCE? Common era of BC and AD appears to be over

#1 Postby Alan H » October 3rd, 2017, 1:31 pm

To BCE or not to BCE? Common era of BC and AD appears to be over
Schools across England are swapping BC and AD with BCE and CE over fears the terms could offend Christians, it has been claimed.

A number of authorities have already adopted the policy, while several more are reported to be considering making the switch from the traditional to the more politically-correct chronological form compulsory.

Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education (SACREs) from Brighton & Hove and East Sussex are among those which have recently recommended BC and AD should be removed from Religious Education classes in order to avoid offending those of other, non-Christian, faiths.

Schools in Essex already follow a syllabus which states, “BCE and CE are now used in order to show sensitivity to those who are not Christians”.
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