Reg Le Sueur, a founding member of the Jersey Humanist Association, said it is right to teach religion in the island’s primary schools.
But he said religious worship should not be forced on them.
Under the curriculum taught in local primary schools, each pupil should have an act of worship in school at least once a week.
The States of Jersey syllabus says the act of worship should be broadly Christian in nature.
Parents who are not happy with their children taking part in the acts of religious worship do have the right to pull children out of assemblies if they give the head teacher notice.
We spoke to a number of people on the streets of St Helier for their views on whether religious worship should be compulsory in primary schools.
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