Christian Solidarity Worldwide, March 10, 2019
Across Mexico, but especially in rural regions, basic services of water and electricity to members of minority religions are being cut off, in an attempt to force them to convert to the majority religion.
Meanwhile, children are excluded from school – denying them their right to an education – if they or their parents belong to a minority faith. Elsewhere, children are forced to participate in religious activities at school against their will, under the guise of ‘cultural education’.
One of the most difficult days in the school year for religious minority children is the Day of the Dead, which falls on 2 November and is thought to have roots in Aztec goddess worship.
Many parents protest their children being encouraged to build shrines to deceased family members. Pray today for an end to the practice of forcing children to participate in religious activities at school against their will.