Some UK Schools Have Removed B.C. and A.D. Dating from Religious Education Classes
Country: United Kingdom
Date of incident: October 1, 2017
Category: Government Restrictions
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Education / Governmental
B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini, meaning "in the year of the Lord"), have been replaced with B.C.E., which stands for Before Common Era, and C.E., meaning Common Era. The changes were justified "to show sensitivity to those who are not Christians."
Imam Ibrahim Mogra, assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said about the B.C. and A.D. dating: "I don't believe it causes Muslims offence." Similarly, a spokesman for the Board of Deputies of British Jews said: "I don't think anyone would mind if in mainstream schools they use B.C. and A.D."
Sources: Christian Post and Mail on Sunday