Outside Quebec - Objections


Should yoga be taught in school - Poll result. WorldNetDaily.com.


Meditation. Parents protest. North Carolina.


Yoga in Schools: The Ethical Concerns about its Religious Connection. Maureen A. Davin, Ed.D.

News review

Surya Namaskar and yoga to be made compulsory in Educational Institution. Metaphore. Michael Prabhu. March-April 2007.



Court to BJP govt: Surya namaskar not be made mandatory for students. Christian Today. India. September 1, 2009.

Yoga at center of church-state debate. Deseret News (Salt Lake City), October 4, 2008.

Parents protest yoga classes in New York school. The financial express. October 10, 2008.

Yoga stresses out parents at school. Associated Press. Octobre 3, 2008.
Critics say yoga at N.Y. high school tries to spread Hinduism. The Associated Press. June, 10, 2008.

Yoga controversy gaining attention. MASSENA HIGH SCHOOL: Suspended program sparking debate; board to get a demonstration. Lori Shull. Watertown Daily Times. October 7, 2008.

N.Y. parents in twist over yoga in schools. The Associated Press. October 5, 2008.

Yoga at school causes stress among some. Ties to Hinduism questioned by parents, religious leaders in N.Y. Associated Press. October 3, 2008.
School in Massena suspends yoga after parents complain. The Post-Standard. October 2, 2008.

Yoga in school poses a problem for Christian mom. Petti Fong, The Globe and Mail, October 1, 2007. PDF
Un état Indien impose le yoga dans en classe. Madhya Pradesh, Indes. Alliance Presse. March 20, 2007. March 20, 2007.

Cong MLAs boycott Ramdev's yoga session. The Times of India. February 20, 2007.

Former instructor warns of yoga's spiritual implications. Jim BrownOneNewsNow.com. February 2, 2007.

Yoga causes controversy in public schools: Some parents say it violates the separation of church and state. Associated Press, January 28, 2007.

Debate in India: Is Rule on Yoga Constitutional ? Somini Sengupta, The New York Times, January 26, 2007.

Yoga part of school syllabi in MP. IBN Live. Jan 26, 2007.

Muslims challenge school yoga drill - Madhya Pradesh. Bruce Loudon, South Asia correspondent, The Australian News, January 26, 2007.

Madhya Pradesh unveils policy on yoga. Rediff India Abroad, January 25, 2007.

Court asks Madhya Pradesh to make surya namaskar voluntary. January 25, 2007.

Madhya Pradesh High Court on yoga programme. Advocate General Rabinandan Singh told the court that the government had already made it clear that the programme would be voluntary. The Hindu. January 25, 2007.

“Jabalpur: Amid a raging controversy over Madhya Pradesh Government's decision to organise "surya namaskar" and "pranayam" programme in schools on Thursday, the High Court on Wednesday ordered that the participation in it should be voluntary. No individual or institution should be forced to take part in the programme, a Division Bench of Chief Justice A.K. Patnayak and Justice R.S. Jha said in an interim order on petitions filed by some Muslim organisations against the Government's decision.”

M.P. Government to go ahead with yoga programme. Muslims seek Governor’s intervention to stop it. The Hindu. January 24, 2007.

Indian Church: rather than worship the sun, the government should deal with more pressing problems. AsianNews.it. India.January 23, 2007.

Surya namaskar in Madhya Pradesh faces more opposition. IANS. January 23, 2007.

Don’t impose religious practices, Indian archbishop says of yoga measure. Catholic Online www.catholic.org. January 16, 2007.

Muslims oppose 'surya namaskar' in MP schools. The times of India. January 14, 2007.

'Surya namaskar is against secularism'. The Times of India. January 13, 2007.

Yoga in schools denounced as anti-Christian. Ethan Baron, CanWest News Service. January 10, 2007.

B.C. school yoga classes slammed. CBC News. January 9, 2007.

Parents getting bent out of shape over yoga in schools. Why? Rachel Breitman, Columbia News Service, April 4, 2006.

School Yoga Fitness Programs May Be Unhealthy Alternative, Author Warns. Jim Brown, literary critic on the book “Super Sized Kids”, AgapePress, October 2005.

Yoga goes to school. Stripped of spiritualism, yoga stretches into public schools. Rachel Konrad. The Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO. July/August 2004 Volume 3/Number 4.

Yoga in Aspen Public Schools Draws Opposition. Mindy Sink. The New York Times. February 8, 2003.


Church angered by Croatia's school yoga plan. ABC News, July 16, 2003.

Slovakia's Christians Scuttle School Yoga. Hinduism Today. January/February/March, 2002.

Slovak Churches Applaud Decision To Drop Plan For Yoga In Schools « Christian culture would have been threatened by plan, leaders say. » Jonathan Luxmoore, Christianity Today, October 1, 2001.

Clergy Fight Yoga Instruction in Slovakian Schools. Boston Globe. October 1, 2001. Church: Yoga equals atheism. Martina Pisárová, New casus belli : Yoga plan for schools, July 30, 2001.

Ministry withdraws recommendation for teachers to take yoga classes after church's protest. July 16, 2003.

Transcendantale Meditation

Meditation in Public Schools? July 2007. Los Angeles Times. Opinion reply Thoughts on meditation July 27, 2007. Los Angeles Times. Reproduced in Rant & Reason BLOG Humanist perspectives.

No TM at California School - Filmmaker David Lynch pulls grant. Tad Whitaker. Marin Independent Journal, USA. October 19, 2006.

Marin school drops meditation club. Tad Whitaker. Marin Independent Journal, October 19, 2006.

California school loses funds over Transcendental Meditation controversy. Marcus Wholsen, AP, via the Mercury News, USA, October 18, 2006.

School needs to rethink use of TM. Marin Independent Journal, USA. October 16, 2006.

High School's Club Called 'Religion - Cult' By Parents. Califournia NBC11. October 13, 2006.

Parent storms stage to protest TM program at California school. Marin Independent Journal, USA. October 13, 2006.

California school cancels plans for transcendental meditation. Americans United for Separation of Church and State December 1, 2006.

Plans for meditation at Terra Linda High don't soothe everyone. Ted Whitaker. Marin-Independent Journal/October 11, 2006.

Board tells future school: Remove religion from lessons or lose charter. Christina Breen Bolling. Free Republic, September 4, 2004.

Charter school eyes Aug. opening. Gail Smith-Arrants. Charlotte Observer/May 6, 2004.

Meditation controversy. Joy Victory. The Journal News. May 05, 2004.

Transcendental Meditation activists eager to share school's success. Associated Press. November 5, 2004.

Time to reflect cc valled religion. Cristina Breen Bolling and Gail Smith-Arrants. The Charlotte Observer/March 28, 2004.

Websites and articles


Le caractère religieux de yoga. Peadar Somers et Florent Varak. Pour la commission d'éthique de la Fédération Évangélique de France.
Yoga à l'école: religion et laicité. Peadar Somers & Florent Varak.

Is yoga a spiritual or religious practice ? Mindy Sink. Indolink.com.

Yoga for Kids: Yoga in Schools. Christian Research Institute. Yoga. Elliot Miller. by Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John WeldonYoga and Children. Ankerberg Theological Research Institute. Ankerberg John Dr. & John Weldon Dr. Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs, Harvest House, 1996.
Yoga News: NY school falls under pressure to remove yoga from curriculum. Examiner.com. August, 10, 2008.

Yoga - Conflicts With Religion. LifeDivine. November, 03, 2008.

Is yoga unconstitutional ? Dorf on Law. Mostly law-related musings by Columbia Professor Michael Dorf and some of his lawyer/professor friends. Friday, February 02, 2007.

Muslims to boycott 'surya namaskar' in MP. Indian Muslim News and Information. October 01, 2007.

Yoga in schools. What’s all the fuss about? Darlene d’Arezzo, Yogi Times, September 2007.

The Facts, the Dangers, the Photos, the WarningsSouthern Baptist 'Kids' Bowing To Yoga. Bud Press, Director, Christian Research Service, August 16th 2007. The Facts, the Dangers, the Photos, the Warnings.

BJP yoga is bad news for schools, UPA yoga is mandatory? Indian Express.com. New Delhi, March 03, 2007.

Muslim Board wants MP Govt to cancel Surya Namaskar order. Indianexpress.com. January 14, 2007.

Physical Exercise or Religious Practice? Posted by Timothy R. Butler. timothybutler.us Mar 15, 2006.

Yoga Ceremony in Indian Schools Protested by Christians and Muslims. Richard Bartholomew. January 24, 2007. Yoga for school children. Yoga & Health. April 2006.

We need teachers, not amateur therapists. Frank Furedi. Angleterre. 11 July, 2006.

Yoga Goes to School: It used to be one school at a time. Now it's district by district. Laura Shin. July/August 2004, Volume 3/Number 4.

Transcendantale Meditation

Om Schooling. V. Rev. James M. Deschene, Abbot. Christ the Saviour MonasteryProvidence, RI.

Meditation in School: What Can You Do ? Tom Forehand, The Watchman Expositor, Vol. 7, No. 7, 1990.

Transcendental Meditation in Our Schools? Timothy Burgin. Yoga Basic. November 21, 2007.

Qi gong

Stop Pseudoscience & The Occult in Public Schools. Letter and petition to California State Superintendent Jack O'Connell, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California State Board of Education, Monterey County School Board, Monterey Peninsula School Board.

New Age

New age in school – it continues. Craig Branch.

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