Dopis MZOS-u povodom nadolazećeg obilježavanja ‘Dana kruha’

Udruga Protagora uputila je otvoreno pismo ministrici povodom nadolezećeg obilježavanja ‘Dana kruha’

 

Pismo prenosimo u cijelosti

 

Poštovana!

 

Kao što Vam je poznato, tokom listopada će se, kao i svake godine do sada, u hrvatskim školama održavati svečanosti „Dani kruha – dani zahvalnosti za plodove zemlje“.

Uzimajući u obzir da se proteklih godina svečanost neizostavno održavala uz sudjelovanje katoličkih svećenika, uz obaveznu nazočnost svih učenika i učitelja bez obzira na njihovu vjersku pripadnost, što je bio povod brojnim pritužbama roditelja, ovim Vas putem pozivamo da poduzmete potrebne mjere kako bi se vjerski dio svečanosti održavao isključivo u sklopu nastave katoličkog vjeronauka.

Podsjećamo da je prošle godine Vaše Ministarstvo provelo inspekcijski nadzor najmanje u jednoj osnovnoj školi, te je donijelo rješenje na temelju čl. 4. st. 1. t. 3. Zakona o odgoju i obrazovanju u osnovnoj i srednjoj školi, čl. 1. st. 1. Zakona o suzbijanju diskriminacije, kao i čl. 41. alineja 1. Ustava Republike Hrvatske. Pored navedenih propisa, dosadašnja praksa u hrvatskim školama protivna je i čl. 2., a posebno čl. 14. Konvencije UN-a o pravima djeteta.

Također Vam skrećemo pažnju na činjenicu kako je Ured pravobraniteljice za djecu utvrdio kako gore opisana praksa u javnim školama Republike Hrvatske ukazuje na nespremnost i neučinkovitost odgojno-obrazovnog sustava da osigura poštivanje propisa, učenje djece poštovanju različitosti i toleranciji, uvažavanju prava i potreba drugih manjinskih zajednica, te osposobljavanje djece za život u pluralističkom društvu i interkulturalizam. 

Posebno Vam skrećemo pažnju na preporuke Ureda pravobraniteljice za djecu za 2018. godinu u kojima se navodi kako je pravobraniteljica zbog prijava o uključivanju djece u odgojno-obrazovnim ustanovama u vjerske sadržaje izvan odobrenoga programa vjeronauka, odnosno vjerskog odgoja, preporučila Vašem Ministarstvu da poduzme mjere kako se vjerske aktivnosti u školama i vrtićima ne bi prakticirale izvan tih programa.

Konačno, već i temeljem Ugovor između Svete stolice i Republike Hrvatske o suradnji u području odgoja i obrazovanja, ugovoreno je da odabir vjeronauka pri upisu u školu mora biti organiziran na način da takva odluka ne bude povodom bilo kakvom obliku diskriminacije na području školskoga djelovanja, što se posljedično ima primijeniti i na druge oblike vjerskog odgoja u državnim školama, a održavanje vjerskih obreda (i to isključivo jedne konfesije) u sklopu svečanosti koja je obvezna za sve učenike svakako predstavlja oblik vjerskog (prinudnog) odgoja.

Stoga Vas molimo da nas obavijestite o mjerama koje ste poduzeli temeljem navedenih preporuka Ureda pravobraniteljice za djecu, a ukoliko takve mjere do sada nisu poduzete iz bilo kojeg razloga, pozivamo Vas da ih bez odlaganja poduzmete na način da osigurate da održavanje svečanosti „Dani kruha – dani zahvalnosti za plodove zemlje“ ne bude i ove godine povodom za diskriminaciju djece koja ne pohađaju nastavu katoličkog vjeronauka i njihovu indoktrinaciju u katoličku vjeru. 

Sukladno odredbama Zakona o pravu na pristup informacijama ljubazno Vas molimo Vaše očitovanje u pogledu gore navedenoga, kao i obavijest o poduzetim radnjama.

Unaprijed zahvaljujemo, te ostajemo, 

S poštovanjem,

 

Za udrugu Protagora

Alan Sorić, dipl.iur.

Član upravnog odbora udruge Protagora

Pismo je upućeno:

. UNICEF Hrvatska

. Pravobraniteljica za djecu RH

. Medijima

 

Odgovor FEE-a po pitanje o udruzi “Lijepa Naša”

Udruga Protagora je u prosincu 2018-te prijavila udrugu “Lijepa Naša” njihovoj krovnoj organizaciji FEE – Foundation for Environmental Education. (Više ovdje)

Odgovor, i to pozitivan, je stigao te ga prenosimo u cijelosti.

“At the FEE Board of Directors meeting that took place on the 15 February 2019, the FEE Board discussed the complaints it has received from a number of sources  in Croatia regarding the Activity known as “Days  of Bread” that is run by the FEE National member in Croatia, “Lijepa Nasa”, as part  of the Eco-School’s programme in the country. The main complaint was that the activity centres on specific religious content and is done in collaboration with a specific religious entity. In doing so, it has excluded children of other faiths from the activity.

The FEE Board of Directors has looked into the FEE Head Office’s correspondence with Mr.  Ante Kutle, and was presented with the complaints and the media coverage on Croatian media including the interview made by journalist Danka Derifaj with Mr Kutle.

Based on these, the FEE Board of Directors would like to stress the following:

  1. FEE and its programmes should be inclusive for all regardless of gender, religious beliefs, colour or race. This means that FEE members should not mix religious activities with FEE programmes or brands. The fact that all schools might be invited to participate in a certain activity doesn’t mean that individual students might not find themselves left out of these activities or uncomfortable to participate as was the case in Croatia. FEE member organisations are independent of FEE and hence could, if so they choose, run activities that might have a religious context but not as part of the FEE programmes.  FEE dose ask in its application form if the organisation applying is open to all and FEE expects its members to make sure that this is always the case in relations to the FEE programmes. 
  1. The FEE statutes and rules of procedure do not state specifically the boundaries of inclusiveness yet they do clearly state the following:  Rules of Procedure, article 4.1: Requirements for organisations applying for associate membership of FEE: Be democratic and open to all regardless of gender, orientation, race, religion. Rules of Procedure, article 21: Member organisation’s General administration will follow other decisions made by FEE, Protect the ethos of FEE, ensure a proper level of quantity, quality and integrity of the FEE programmes nationally (in accordance with the requirements from FEE internationally). Rules of Procedure, article 22:. Programme national operators will ensure that the FEE programmes and its logos are not used in inappropriate contexts.       

The FEE Board of Directors is in agreement that connecting the FEE programmers and logos to activities with a specific religious affiliation is not in the spirit of FEE and asks that “Lijepa Nasa”, seizes to hold such activities in connection with the FEE programmes and brands from now on.

  1. FEE will make sure to amend its rules and procedures articles before the next FEE General Assembly in such a way that they are completely clear and make sure that the text has no ambiguity regarding the

requirement of the FEE members to separate in non-inclusive activity from the FEE programmes and brands.   

  1. The FEE Board of Directors will continue and monitor the situation in Croatia to make sure that such activities do not continue in the future.           

The FEE Board of Directors asks for your understanding and cooperation on this matter in the spirit of this letter and that with this letter this issue is laid to rest.”

Luka, If you, or anybody for that fact, are aware that this letter has not had the effect it should have had, we would like to know so with exact details.

As stated in the letter, FEE will present new Rules of procedures to be approved at our General Assembly in 2020 to make sure that the rules are very clear on the issue of inclusivity and connecting the FEE brands/programmes with religious activity.

Sincerely”

 

Udruga Protagora će nastaviti pratiti aktivnosti koje krše Ustav i zakone RH te beskompromisno reagirati

Prijava udruge “Lijepa Naša” FEE-u

Udruga “Protagora” je dana 7.12.2018 prijavila udrugu “Lijepa Naša” njihovoj krovnoj organizaciji FEE – Foundation for Environmental Education.

Razlog tome vidmo u sramotnom promicanj diskriminacije na religijskoj osnovi koju ta udruga sustavno provodi u hrvatskim školama.

O odgovoru ćemo obavijestiti javnost što prije.

 

Dear Sirs and Madams

As a civil society association that fights against discrimination of non religious persons and advocates preservation of secular character of the society and laic character of a country, we consider our responsibility to inform you about, by our judgement, unacceptable aspects of work of NGO “Lijepa Naša” in Republic of Croatia, which makes part of your network.
The mentioned NGO is now for years systematically religiously indoctrinating children under the mask of promotion of ecological awareness in education. That comes especially to plain site during “Bread Day” festival which “Lijepa Naša” promotes in Croatian elementary public schools with permission of Croatian education authorities.
This year again, that festival was marked with expressive elements of religious indoctrination which in many schools provoked scandals which may be characterised as discrimination towards children that don’t attend religious education and that represents violence against those children.
Catholic indoctrination in public education institutions is not being conducted only through religious education for which there are contracts between Republic of Croatia and Vatican. It is also conducted through agreements between Croatian Ministry of education and Croatian conference of bishops through which the religious education is integrated as a facultative subject in Croatian schools and it is requested that religious education must not be the cause of any form of discrimination in schools. But it is also conducted through the society “Lijepa naša”.
Keeping in mind that by that way of it’s acting, the mentioned NGO breaks also it’s own by-law, we suggest you to reevaluate if the mentioned society may continue to hold your license. The society, instead of working for public benefit, aggressively promotes catholic views through Croatian schools in republic of Croatia and in other countries where Croatian schools exist. One of examples is their manifestation/competition in ecology, in which are, between other questions also questions from religious education.
Therefore we think that it’s work in public schools is not welcome by any criteria, and we believe that by revoking their license you could stop further work of that association that results in serious discrimination and corrupts the basic idea on which ecological education is based on.

With regards, Vesna M. Puhovski, president of „Protagora“