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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